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Five companies in Washington state-led delegation join 100,000 participants from 160 countries at one of the world’s largest medical and pharmaceutical products trade shows in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Jan. 27 Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Day proclaimed in Washington State to raise awareness of benefit that can pay a lump sum refund of up to $6,269 to people with low to moderate incomes.
State’s Office of Homeless Youth releases report, will guide multi-agency work group addressing the complex needs of homeless youth.
CERB approved $850,000 in loans and grants for public infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth and job creation in the cities of Othello and Airway Heights, for the Makah Tribe, and at the Port of Sunnyside.
State’s Regulatory Roadmap Named Semifinalist in Harvard’s 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards Competition
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized today the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Regulatory Roadmap initiative as part of the 100 programs named as semifinalists in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition.
This week we celebrate moving one step closer to a healthier Washington as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) greenlighted our state’s Medicaid transformation demonstration project.
Commerce’s State Energy Office to begin accepting grant applications for those wishing to fund development, demonstration or deployment of clean energy technologies.
NEWS RELEASE: Washington Department of Commerce awards $33.5 million for affordable housing projects
The Housing Finance Unit today awarded $26 million in loans and grants from the state’s Housing Trust Fund, $2.7 million from the Federal HOME program, and $2.9 from the National Housing Trust Fund for 20 affordable housing projects in Washington.
NEWS RELEASE: Washington State’s Composite Recycling Technology Center wins $500K “Innovation Accelerator” grant, debuts first retail product at Museum of Flight
U.S. Commerce Asst. Secretary Jay Williams announces funding to promote investment in manufacturing communities, demonstrates world’s first product from uncured…
News Release: Commerce grants $485,000 for environmental reviews of eastern Washington manufacturing projects
Pend Oreille County, Spokane County, Spokane Valley and Walla Walla awarded funds for environmental analysis to support economic development at…