From a Snohomish County press release.
In December 2020 Snohomish County used CARES Act funds to help local businesses weather the Covid pandemic’s economic storm by launching a website promoting small businesses.
The SupportSnoCo.com website features local businesses from across the county and encourages people to spend dollars locally this year.
“We know that local business owners and the people who work for them have had a very hard year,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers.
He went on to say, “We want this holiday season to bring a bit of cheer to our neighborhood businesses by encouraging people to shop locally and safely. The Support SnoCo Campaign provides residents, business owners, and visitors tools to help them make the most of the shopping season. In these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we support one another.”
Visitors to the new Support SnoCo site can connect to local shops, access some of their favorite destinations online, and even create an itinerary to keep track of places they want to visit and support.
The Support SnoCo campaign drives discovery and commerce across the county and encourages residents and visitors alike to show their pride and support for their neighbors.
Support SnoCo also offers small business resources, such as toolkits on how to move a business online and how to adapt to the current environment of health restrictions.
The Snohomish County Office of Economic Recovery and Resiliency supports the Economic and Workforce Recovery Task Force.
Their website, www.snohomishcountywa.gov/recovery, contains important information about COVID-19, as well as resources for businesses, workers impacted by layoffs, and the general public. An innovative Chat Bot on the site answers common questions about economic recovery efforts.