The Benton-Franklin COG (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. One of the primary responsibilities of this role is to work with borrowers and staff to analyze and process loan applications for the loan programs administered through BFCG. A detailed announcement can be found on the agency website, including information about the agency, region, and proposal requirements at: http://bfcog.us/employment/
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
-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.
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
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.
Mark your calendar!
BFCG is hosting a short series of public Open Houses for our Metropolitan/ Regional Transportation Plan, called Transition2040.
What is Transition2040?
The Metropolitan/ Regional Transportation Plan (M-RTP) is a federally mandated comprehensive evaluation of the area’s transportation needs. This plan acts as a guides for transportation development for 20 years and is updated every 5 years.
You can find more more information on this plan on the Transition2040 page.
When are the open houses?
The open houses will take place at the following locations:
March 23rd, 2017 from 4-7PM
Mid-Columbia Library (Kennewick Branch)
1620 S Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99336
March 28th, 2017 from 4-7PM
Pasco Public Library
1320 W Hopkins St.
Pasco, WA 99301
Who should attend the open houses?
The Transition2040 Open Houses are open to the general public. All are welcome to attend!
For more information on upcoming open houses ‘like us’ on Facebook, or contact our office at (509) 943-9185.