ERG Updates

The Economic Recovery Group (ERG) is comprised of representatives from throughout the county to provide up to date information to our business community.

Weekly Update Call: 

Every Tuesday at 12 pm businesses are encouraged to call in and listen to updates from community leadership including County Commissioner Brett Wachsmith, Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy McGuffin, and Kittitas County Health Officer Dr. Larson. Guest speakers will be brought in to answer questions as needed.

Call in: 1 (408) 418-9388 with access code 960 748 174

*this number is subject to change. Check back each week. 

Submit questions HERE

Messages from the ERG relating to funding for businesses and other resources are shared on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays on the social media.

Chamber of Commerce

City of Ellensburg

Ellensburg Downtown Association 

Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE April 2020 COVID Support Services 3



July 4, 2020

Happy Independence Day from the Kittitas County Community Resource and Economic Recovery Group!


July 2, 2020


June 30, 2020

Apply for the City of Cle Elum Care’s Act Funding at before 5 p.m. tonight.


June 27, 2020


June 25, 2020

We are proud of the togetherness and support of the Kittitas County businesses and community members!


June 23, 2020

The state’s business safety planning templates can be found at:

If you need help with your business’ safety plan go to and fill out the technical assistance form.


June 20, 2020

We hope everyone is having a great Father’s Day weekend so far! Take this time to unplug, get outside, hangout with friends or family and support a local business. And remember…


June 18, 2020

If you have not applied for the Ellensburg Cares funding already, please go to to apply now! The deadline for grant applications is tomorrow, June 19, 2020. For more information visit


June 13, 2020

Even though 2020 has been a challenging year so far, Kittitas County has done a great job rising to that challenge! Have a great weekend everyone ☀️#KittitasCountyStrong


June 11, 2020

Apply for the City of Ellensburg CARES Funding at or for more information go to


June 9, 2020

Read the full directive at


June 9, 2020

The question form closes at 11 a.m. before the meeting at noon. Input your questions ASAP at


June 6, 2020

The Kittitas County Community Resource and Economic Recovery Group knows 2020 has brought many challenges for small businesses. Now that we are in Phase 2, looking ahead to Phase 3, we are getting closer to the end of the road. Keep believing in yourselves as much as we believe in you! If you need any help throughout the re-opening process, please feel free to reach out to any number of the affiliated organizations, including our CEO Amy McGuffin at [email protected]com. Have a great weekend!


June 1, 2020


May 30, 2020

We are #KittitasCountyStrong!


May 28, 2020

Mule & Elk Brewing Co. is just one of the few businesses in Kittitas County that were able to open due to the approval of moving into Phase 2. Thank you Kittitas County for supporting one another. Here is to moving forward! #KittitasCountyStrong


May 23, 2020

If you have any questions, please submit them to


May 21, 2020


May 17, 2020

Even though we have been set back due to COVID-19, we will come back better than ever. Good job Kittitas County! #KittitasCountyStrong


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May 9, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic it has been a challenging time for everyone. With Kittitas County’s variance application waiting for approval, we can start to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Although it may be a long road ahead, Kittitas County has shown perseverance in the face of COVID-19. In the hopes of possibly moving into Phase Two, businesses should prepare for re-opening. Go to…/202003-covid19/business-safety.aspx for help on creating the required protocols before re-opening.


May 8, 2020

Don’t forget to tune in next week, May 12 at noon for the Businesses Economic Recovery Call. Be sure to ask your questions beforehand at


May 7, 2020

All the small things we have done during the pandemic of COVID-19 has led Kittitas County to be one of the leading counties in Washington State, with a low total of COVID-19 cases. We could not have gotten here without the hard work of Kittitas County businesses, organizations, citizens, and municipalities. Keep up the good work Kittitas County! #KittitasCountyStrong


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