Strengthening Communities and Growing Washington's Economy

The Department of Commerce is the one agency in state government that touches every aspect of community and economic development: planning, infrastructure, energy, public facilities, housing, public safety and crime victims, international trade, business services and more. We work with local governments, businesses and civic leaders throughout the state to strengthen communities so all residents may thrive and prosper.

Rural Broadband Program

The Community Economic Revitalization Board is now providing low-interest loans and grants to local governments and federal recognized tribes to construct broadband infrastructure that will provide high-speed, open-access broadband service.

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Early Learning Facilities Program

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This program enables Early Childhood Education Assistance Program contractors and child care providers to expand, remodel, purchase, or construct early learning facilities and classrooms needed to support early learning opportunities for low-income children. Deadline: Aug. 15.

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Join Us to Celebrate Washington’s ABLE Program Launch!

Join us to celebrate Washington’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program launch! The celebration will be followed by a question-and-answer period. When: July 23 at 11 a.m. Where: Legislative Building, Columbia Room at the Washington State Capitol Campus, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504 | Parking information Washington State’s ABLE Savings Plan allows people with disabilities and their families to save for future expenses without losing their state and federal

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Clean energy

Clean Energy Fund 3 Research, Development, and Demonstration Grant Program

Commerce will be accepting applications for Research, Development and Demonstration grants beginning July 16. The Washington State Legislature created the program to support Washington’s research institutions, organizations and clean energy technology companies. Primary goals are to: Provide a public benefit to the citizens of Washington through development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technologies that save energy and reduce energy costs, reduce harmful air emissions or otherwise increase energy independence for the

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Farnborough Air Show

“The State of U.S. Aerospace” headlines Washington State exhibit at Farnborough International Airshow

Independent Teal Report on aerospace competitiveness ranks Washington state’s “supercluster” best for aerospace design and manufacturing; 60 delegates help showcase why, beginning today OLYMPIA, WA – Buoyed by top rankings in a detailed study of U.S. aerospace competitiveness completed in June by the Teal Group (Download Report) , the Washington Department of Commerce hosts a 60-member delegation under the Choose Washington banner in Hall 1, Booth 1385 at the 2018

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