Regional Economic Partnership Events

UPCOMING 2022 Events


WA Data Workshop for Business

When: Multiple 2023 Dates Coming Soon! Sign up for more info!

Held on Tuesday and Thursdays 3:30-5:00 pm PST

Where: Virtual/Zoom, sign up here! Add "BHAM" at the end of your name to receive 10% off the registration fee.

Struggling to retrain or recruit employees? Your most potent HR tool is data. This workshop will dive into how using the information you already have can solve many of your workforce issues. Over the four weeks, participants at the WA Data Analytics Workshop will gain the knowledge and practical skills to isolate relevant business concerns and develop actionable solutions. 

For questions, contact Amy Paquette at

Small Business Administration

8(a) Business Development Program

When: A 3 part series, April 12, 19, and 20, 2023, 9:00am PST

Where: Virtual free webinar series, sign up here!

This 3-part series will begin with an overview of the 8(a) BD program, program benefits, applicant eligibility. Additional speakers will include insight from a former contracting officer and successful 8(a) graduate on their respective experience with the program. Following the first webinar, attendees will be encouraged to attend one of two follow up training sessions, based on their level of 8(a) readiness. Participation in the first session will be a pre-requisite for attending the follow up trainings.

The 8(a) program is a robust nine-year program created to help firms owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

To qualify for the 8(a) program, businesses must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a small business
  • Not have previously participated in the 8(a) program
  • Be at least 51% owned and controlled by U.S. citizens who are socially and economically disadvantaged
  • Have a personal net worth of $850 thousand or less, adjusted gross income of $400 thousand or less, and assets totaling $6.5 million or less
  • Demonstrate good character
  • Demonstrate the potential for success such as having been in business for two years

For questions, contact Neil Subash: