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Pierce County Business Accelerator Opportunity for Small Businesses!


In response to the pandemic and the adverse impacts on underserved communities in Pierce County, the County Council has allocated $5M of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to launch the Pierce County Business Accelerator. The program will serve entrepreneurs and business owners throughout Pierce County with a focus on underserved communities to help foster innovation and create wealth-building opportunities.

The Pierce County Business Accelerator will provide direct access to business resources such as relevant training, coaching, technical assistance, and networking support to launch and grow micro businesses in Pierce County. Upon completion, participants will receive access to potential funding options, matching grant resources up to $10,000, a commercial rent stipend for one year up to $500/mo., and coaching/mentorship for one year.

First Round Application Deadline: September 10. Applications submitted after September 10 will be considered for a later cohort. The first cohort will kick off by the end of September.

For assistance with the application, pleae reach out to The Black Collective and Tacoma Urban League: Maamideede Hudson, (253) 383-2006 or

Pierce County Business Accelerator Application

Pierce County Business Accelerator FAQs and Application Checklist