Procurement Technical Assistance Center


As part of the Washington State PTAC, our office provides government contracting support for small businesses in Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, and Island counties. The Department of Defense supports this resource, with major funding provided by Economic Alliance Snohomish County. The objective of PTAC is to help businesses successfully compete in federal, state and local government contracting. Services include: training and workshops, one-on-one counseling, assistance with registrations, certifications and marketing, interpretations of solicitations, specifications, standards and drawings, and computerized Bid Match service.

For more information about PTAC, click here Contact our local PTAC office at or 425.248.4223.

Small Business Development Center


SBDC offers free professional business advising and technical assistance in all areas of business management, served locally through the EASC office. Services include reviewing your business plan, analyzing your financial statements, suggesting cost cutting strategies and exploring new markets. You can also receive assistance with HR issues, understanding your financials, buying or selling a business and developing a marketing plan. Contact SBDC at Click here for more information.

Small Business Transportation Resource Center


The objective of the Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) is to increase the number of small and disadvantaged businesses that are prepared to compete for, and enter into, transportation-related prime and subcontract.  The Northwest SBTRC is funded by a cooperative agreement with Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) and U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). The Northwest SBTRC serves Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. Click here for more information