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.

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Local Governments

To streamline your interactions with us, our Local Government Portal page is designed to help connect you with programs and people serving specific needs of public officials. How may we assist you?

Small Business

If you're thinking of opening a business or already have a business in Washington, see how Commerce can help you grow and expand in our Small Business Portal.

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Discover how Commerce is helping your district with more than 100 innovative programs and services designed to strengthen communities and encourage economic growth. Learn more about us here...


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Local Government Portal

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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. Read more...

Low-Income Energy Assistance

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LIHEAP makes energy assistance available to citizens of Washington through a network of community action agencies and local municipalities.

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