Small Business Response, Resilience, Reopen, Recover Together

OneEastside was formed to respond to this crisis and has launched the Small Business Recovery and Resiliency Center to provide small businesses with crucial assistance to pivot and survive the effects of crisis.  While businesses have greatly benefited from the federal and local grants and loans, they continue to tell us what they also need is a suite of technical supports, mentoring and equipment in order to pivot, adapt and change to adopt health guidelines and to respond to changing customer preferences during this lingering crisis.

Support Small Businesses

The Small Business Recovery and Resiliency Center will provide support, training, technical expertise and equipment to small business. With some initial funding we have already been able to collaborate across East King County to support thousands of businesses.  With additional federal grants and private and philanthropic contributions the Recovery and Resiliency Center will be able to scale to serve more business sector and individual business with much needed training, equipment, and mentoring. It can also serve as a model for other regions in Washington State and beyond.

The Time is Now

The COIVD-19 pandemic is affecting small businesses throughout Washington State, but East King County was the first epicenter for this virus in the US. Our businesses were hit first, and they were hit hard. Nearly 2/3 of King County’s residents reside in East King County and the area boasts one of the largest employment centers due to the large information technology and manufacturing sectors.

Data and science must inform when and how businesses and public spaces reopen to minimize the impact of the virus, but without a clear timeline, brick and mortar business owners are struggling to survive. The vast majority of our small businesses report experiencing negative to severe negative impacts from the crisis and are concerned that they may go out of business. Without customers or adequate revenue streams, businesses will permanently close. Current estimates predict a loss of 50% or more of local restaurants.  Unemployment claims are surging in the region and some industries have seen their workforce shrink by more than 50% forcing people into unemployment.

It’s imperative that East King County take a proactive approach to business recovery and resiliency.

Please Support Us

For Tax-Deductible Contributions Larger Than $5,000 Please Send Check to:

OneEastside Foundation
8383 158th Avenue NE, Suite 225
Redmond, Washington 98052

Tax ID#: 27-1122671

 

For Employer Matching Contributions:

OneRedmond Foundation d/b/a OneEastside Foundation
8383 158th Avenue NE, Suite 225
Redmond, Washington 98052

Tax ID#: 27-1122671