Coast Works Business Competition

The Washington Coast Works Sustainable Small Business Competition helps cultivate sustainable, diverse economies while building stronger rural and tribal communities.

Washington Coast Works was established by The Nature Conservancy in collaboration with the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, the Taala Fund, and the Olympic Natural Resources Center. The program is designed to diversify the economies in Pacific, Wahkiakum, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Clallam Counties through the development of new small businesses, build business leadership in local communities, grow a constituency that supports conservation and sustainable natural resource use and ultimately contribute to a new vision of sustainable community and economic development on the Washington Coast.

Do you have an idea for a small business on the Washington Coast that makes money by building community and protecting the environment? Take a step today to move your idea forward. Enter the Washington Coast Works: Sustainable Small Business Competition.

NOTE: Applications for this year’s round of the competition are now closed.


Coast Works is supported by sponsoring foundations and businesses.

The competition would not be possible without the in-kind support of our many Resource Partners:

  • Local Dollars and Sense
  • WSU: Clallam County Extension

Washington Coast Works is an emerging group from along the Washington Coast that shares a vision of resilient communities based on a triple bottom line economy and sustainable natural resources.

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