Small Manufacturers Growth and Support Program

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The funds for this program have been allocated, however we still offer the Business Evaluation at no cost for companies that would like to have a review of their operations and business. 

Our NO-COST Business Evaluation (valued at $2,500) is offered to any manufacturer looking for assistance.

Click the link below to start your Evaluation and work with a manufacturing expert to create a customized and relevant roadmap for your manufacturing business and growth opportunities.


About the Grant

Impact Washington offers small manufacturers across the state the opportunity to have up to 80 hours of direct consulting / training at no cost to the manufacturers.

In 2023, thanks to the SBIF grant from the Department of Commerce, Impact Washington delivered more than 2,300 hours of training / consulting to more than 40 super small companies across the state, with a market value close to $650,000.

Due to the massive success of the SBIF program, Impact Washington’s Board of Directors decided to continue the effort and fund the Small Manufacturer Growth and Support Program.

Who Qualifies?

In this endeavor, Impact Washington is ready to assist multiple small manufacturers (up to 20 employees) across the state. While the Small Manufacturers Growth and Support Program is focused on assisting the traditionally underserved companies, all manufacturers are encouraged to apply.

Selected manufacturers can receive up to 80 hours of consulting and training, a $24,000 value.

Benefit to Manufacturer

Impact Washington will assist the selected manufacturers with consulting and training in multiple aspects such as:

  • Strategic Planning (creating a plan for the future of the company),
  • Marketing and Sales (from improving the strategy to gain clients to train to have a better rate in closing deals),
  • Lean Manufacturing (making the operation more efficient, reducing costs, and defects),
  • Quality Management Systems implementation (ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D),
  • Food Safety and grow (SQF analysis and implementation,
  • and others.

* This is not a direct cash grant.

Important Dates

Application open -  January 15 until April 30th, 2024 or until all funds are allocated.

Applications will be reviewed, and needs mutually determined based on initial intake conversation and Impact Washington’s Business Evaluation process (at no cost to the manufacturer and fully supported by Impact Washington).

Project Work - January 15th until September 30th, 2024. 

Impact Washington Manufacturing Advisor works alongside selected companies to support their growth.

Comments from small manufacturers after participating in previous programs with Impact Washington:

"Our experience has been amazing and effective at impacting our company in areas that will shape our future. They've shown me such warmth and graciousness as they guide us through our first time working with Impact Washington."

"Impact Washington is a welcome and critical asset for our small company. We have been able to work with industrial engineers and manufacturing professionals to identify solutions to business and manufacturing pain points. Their suggestions increased employee satisfaction and helped our bottom line. We are also extremely pleased with their skills in helping us prioritize and clarify priorities and their flexibility as our business needs shift. Overall, an extremely positive experience! Thank you!"

"The grant gave me many sessions with a business advisor to bring my business back from the brink of almost closing due to losses from Covid."