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The 2021 Washington State Legislative Session
State Legislature is likely to soon pass additional aid for small businesses
Washington State Legislature House Bill 1368 is the early-action bill that would provide $240 million for a new round of Working Washington business grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The legislation would allocate some of this aid to businesses temporarily forced to fully closed due to COVID-19 impacts, and to businesses that have not closed but have had overwhelming impact from the COVID recession. The bill has passed the House and is currently being considered in the Senate. Assistant Director Chris Green of Commerce’s Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness provided an update on details of the bill during a recent interview with the Association of Washington Business.