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Local Government Portal
Commerce is the one agency in state government built to understand and support the diverse needs of local leaders in cities, towns and counties across the state. From planning and public works to economic development and energy, our people and programs are at your side.
High demand, stiff competition for IT and skilled production workers threaten current and long-term growth of key sector that today…
From penitentiary to White House, new executive director uniquely qualified to lead policy efforts to address addiction, help former inmates successfully rejoin workforce
State Startup Center for Entrepreneurial Success ramps up under Inland Northwest Partners leadership
Washington state’s small business assistance programs in Asotin and Whitman counties help rural entrepreneurs realize startup dreams, attract $20K contribution from Avista.
Commerce designates new North Central Washington Technology Zone, renews Innovation Partnership Zone status for Vancouver and Skagit Valley
Commerce today designated a new Innovation Partnership Zone (IPZ) and reauthorized two other IPZs to help spur regional economic growth through key sectors such as manufacturing, global health and technology.
“Washington Maritime Blue 2050” project aims to lead the nation in sustainable ocean industry technology and practices, earns regional innovation…
Community Economic Revitalization Board awards grants for feasibility studies in Snohomish County OLYMPIA, WA – The Community Economic Revitalization Board…
More than $512 million in sales attributed to State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) since inception OLYMPIA, WA – The U.S….
Commerce announced that 23 cities and counties will receive a total of more than $10 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 2017.
More than $1.5 million in grants awarded for Homeless Student Stability programs across the state
Grants and low-interest loans will support economic development in Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson, Pacific, Skagit, Snohomish counties OLYMPIA, WA – The…