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.

Small Business Start-up

Through funding provided by Innovia, a private foundation that serves eastern Washington and northern Idaho, the Port of Columbia is offering a micro-grant to a start-up business. The grant is not to exceed $5,000 will be awarded to a qualifying business upon review and recommendation by a local committee.

Click here for the PDF application.  Download the application to your computer/tablet/phone, fill out the application and submit.

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.

CREDiT Loan Program

Columbia County businesses, you may be eligible to apply for this gap loan funding if you have previously been denied a bank loan.  For more information, the Benton-Franklin Council of Governments has a flier available here.  Access the application by clicking here.  Download the document to your computer to fill out and submit.