November Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

Our office serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Tri-Cities area in southeastern Washington State. We also serve as the Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) for jurisdictions within Benton & Franklin counties.

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Contract Business Loan Services Provider

Request for Qualified Providers

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) is currently seeking a Contract Business Loan Services provider. The BFCG is designated as the bi-county Economic Development District (EDD) for Benton and Franklin counties, in southeastern Washington State.

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City of Richland “Ask Richland Business” Features the BFCG

What is Ask Richland Business?

The City of Richland Business & Economic Development
Office initiated Ask Richland Business to serve people with
creative ideas and entrepreneurial minds. Each month, the
city will host a mobile resource center at a different location
within the City of Richland. Anyone in need of business
support can receive first-come/first-serve assistance. While
this list isn’t exhaustive, here are the types of assistance you
can expect to receive:

-Contact information and resources for business counseling
-Loan, financing, grant, and gap-funding resources
-Brief presentations on City funded grants and their
application process
-Information on navigating licenses and regulations
-Information on how to access resources from City Planning, –
-Building, and Energy Services
-Information and resources for available buildings, property,
and future developments.

The August edition will feature funding programs available at
the Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) and will
begin at 4:00 p.m. and run until 7:00 p.m. at the Richland
Public Library. No appointment necessary.

2018-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Public Open House

Public Open House

Join the Benton-Franklin Council of Governments & Ben Franklin Transit Wednesday, August 30th from 5:00PM-6:30PM at the Ben Franklin Transit Administration Building to learn about and provide feedback on future transportation plans and projects.

The TIP, a federally mandated document, is a planning document of current transportation projects planned to be completed or constructed in the upcoming four years in the Benton-Franklin region. Click here to view the Draft TIP.

Date: Wednesday, August 30th
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Ben Franklin Transit
Administration Building
Address: 1000 Columbia Park Trail,
Richland, WA 99352

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments fully complies with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 and related statues and regulations in all programs and activities.