PASCO, Wash. -- A new multicultural directory will help minorities moving into the Tri-Cities find the goods and services they need. The new directory will divide companies in the Tri-Cities by what ethnic group they serve and what product or service they offer.
Progressive Machine is one of the businesses that will be listed in the directory. The new directory is being organized by CBC's Small Business Development Center. They say that while the directory will help customers find what they need, it will also help minority-owned businesses.
Minority small business owner Joseph Alvarez of Progressive Machine Inc. says, "It's difficult for a small business to get started in the area. This directory will be a network tool."
Susan Peters of the Small Business Development Center says, "We can't appreciate businesses if we don't know where they're at."
The new directory should be finished in January. If you would like to add your business to the directory, visit your Chamber of Commerce, or the Development Center Office on 20th and Court Street in Pasco.