The Port of Columbia is available to provide business support for all businesses in Columbia County.

The Port of Columbia serves as the ADO (Associate Development Organization) for Columbia County, which means we are tasked with supporting not only Port tenant businesses, but all businesses in Columbia County. The Port assists businesses with planning, financing, succession planning, business trainings, and much more. We also provide referrals for needs that are better met by area professionals. Contact the Port office for assistance.

Working Washington 5.0 Grant Program

The State of Washington will open a new Working Washington Round 5 Grant Program on August 17th. This program is once again targeted to businesses and non-profits that have suffered financial hardship due to the COVID pandemic. Some businesses have recovered quickly from the shutdowns, while others have experienced lingering damage due to reduced tourism, unavailable workforce, supply chain issues, etc. Businesses will need to be able to show proof of financial harm through the submission of tax returns and other financial documents. Hardship can be shown through year-over-year numbers for 2019, 2020, and/or 2021.

Click here for helpful information about this new grant program.  As always, your Port is here to assist you if you have further questions or need guidance.

StartUp Washington

If you are looking to start-up a business or expand your existing business, take a look at the StartUp Washington website for a large amount of helpful information and guidance.  Click here for the website.