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Notice: Closure at Intersection of Duportail and Cottonwood Beginning June 26 (Photo) - 06/25/17

As part of a large diameter water main transmission construction project, a contractor for the City of Richland will be closing the intersection of Duportail Street and Cottonwood Drive starting Tuesday, June 26 through Friday, June 30. Access to the by-pass highway will be closed at Duportail with a detour via Wright Street to Swift Boulevard. Southbound left turns and northbound right turns off the by-pass to Duportail will also be closed.

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Attention Crafters and Artisans (Photo) - 06/20/17

Are you interested in showing your wares at a weekly artisan fair at John Dam Plaza in Richland? The event is set to begin on Friday, June 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and continue nearly every Friday through September 8 (excluding July 7 and 21. This outdoor event will complement the nearby and hugely popular, Market in the Parkway.

If you would like to participate, the deadline to apply has been extended. Visit Artisan Fair on or contact Sherry at or 942-7462.

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Richland Hosting Business Opportunities on Wednesday - 06/20/17

-Group or one-on-one counseling assistance available

Richland's Business and Economic Development Office is offering businesses the opportunity to talk to a staff member or professional business coach during several events on Wednesday, June 21.

From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Christine Buckley from the Washington Center of Women in available to meet with current or future business owners for a one-on-one session. To make an appointment, send an email to or call 360-464-6049.

From 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Economic Development staff members, along with Buckley, will be at Barracuda Coffee Company for June's Ask Richland Business. This mobile office hours is an opportunity for anyone in need of business support to receive free assistance in a relaxed, informal setting. No appointment is necessary.

For more information, contact Miles Thomas, Richland Redevelopment Project Manager at 942-7595 or visit

Local Utilities Warn Customers of Telephone Scam - 06/19/17

Local utilities -- Benton PUD, Franklin PUD and Richland Energy Services -- urge customers to be aware of unusual and unlawful requests by phone.

Both local residents and businesses have received calls in which they were told the caller is collecting on a past due account and demanding they pay immediately or they will be disconnected that day. Do not provide your personal information. Hang up and call your Utility. More information here:

Richland Business Development Office to Offer Free Business Workshop - 06/12/17

If you are thinking of starting a business, don't miss this free, two-hour program! The City of Richland's Business and Economic Development Office is hosting "Steps to Starting a Business" on Tuesday, June 20 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Richland Public Library in the Board Room.
The workshop is presented by Christine Buckley, from Washington Center for Women in Business in Lacey, Washington. Christine, who has extensive background in business management and routinely provides support and mentorship for women business owners, will lay out the steps for a successful business, including assessing market demand, financing, operations, legal requirements, and the resources available for both launch and longevity.
The workshop has a limited number of seats available. To reserve a seat, visit Questions can be directed to Miles Thomas, Richland Redevelopment Project Manager at 942-7595.

Commercial Center Map
Commercial Center Map
Richland Business & Economic Development Office to Seek Input from Neighborhood Commercial Centers (Photo) - 06/02/17

On June 21, 2017, City of Richland Business and Economic Development Staff will begin in-person outreach with some of the City's Neighborhood Commercial Centers. The City defines Neighborhood Commercial Centers as those retail areas intended to provide small-scale, commercial uses near residential neighborhoods. The City of Richland has a number of these designated areas, which also serve nearby residents with convenient pedestrian and bicycle-friendly access.

Staff will be visiting businesses door-to-door throughout the areas identified (see map attached) from noon to 3:00pm, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The team will be seeking input from business owners and management regarding their individual business experiences and future goals.

Staff will assess the input gathered from this effort, and may consider additional outreach depending on the cross-section of response.

Employees will also be available later that afternoon for the monthly "Ask Richland Business" event. Our experts will be on hand to answer questions and share resources regarding operating a small business in Richland. Support will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Barracuda Coffee Company, 2171 Van Giesen Street, Richland, WA 99354.

Those wishing to schedule a one-on-one meeting with staff at another date or time may email a request to or call 942-7583 to schedule an appointment.

Additional information may be found at

Attached Media Files: Commercial Center Map