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.

Seasons Greetings!

From all of us at the Benton-Franklin Council of Governments!

May Peace, Joy, Hope, and Happiness be yours during this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year.

As a reminder, our office will be closed Monday, January 2nd, in observance of the Holiday.

Employment Opportunity

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Contract Business Loan Services or Salaried Loan Officer. The BFCG is designated as the bi-county Economic Development District (EDD) for Benton and Franklin counties, in southeastern Washington State. One of the primary responsibilities of this position is to guide the activities of loan programs offered, or administered, through BFCG. A detailed position description can be found on the employment page, including information about the agency, benefits, region, and proposal or application requirements. For more information please contact Stephanie Seamans at (509) 943-9185.

Transportation Planning Specialist. The BFCG Transportation Planning Department is seeking an individual to perform a variety of professional transportation planning activities.The transportation planning specialist position is part of a five person team within the agency and works under the direct supervision of the Transportation Programs Manager. A detailed position description can be found on the employment page, including information about the agency, benefits, region, and proposal or application requirements. For more information please contact Tanna Dole at (509) 943-9185.