Building Infrastructure

Construction, earth moving, new buildings part of Commerce's infrastructure work

Healthy communities require modern infrastructure to maintain a good quality of life and sustainable economic growth. Commerce works with public leaders and private partners to identify and fund projects related to domestic and industrial water, stormwater, wastewater, public buildings, telecommunications, port facilities, business parks and other infrastructure projects.


Workers add framing to a new housing project

Weatherization programs for businesses and homeowners, grants to make public buildings more energy efficient, funding for groundbreaking clean tech R&D...these are just some of the ways Commerce is helping secure Washington State's clean energy future.


Contractors discuss their project in front of an apartment construction site

Building communities is at the heart of our work, and Washington's lawmakers entrust Commerce to invest about $1 billion of the state's capital budget each year. We work with counties, cities, ports and others around the state to build a better future for all of our citizens.


Construction crews line up sewage pipe for a major project

Infrastructure is fundamental. Economic growth and community development are integrated components requiring public investment in roads, bridges, water and sewer systems.


A construction worker directs a backhoe operator to dump his bucket load

The program improves the economic, social and physical environment of eligible, rural cities and counties to enhance the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents, and as a result, assists the entire community.


A CERB project is ready for the public

Since 1982, CERB's flexible, rapid response to emerging growth opportunities in communities throughout the state has generated more than 34,000 permanent jobs.


An aerial view of downtown Bellevue

We help communities plan for their future. Our team assists and guides local governments, state agencies, and others to manage growth and development consistent with the Growth Management Act (GMA).


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To help mayors, town managers and other local officials navigate information and resources available at Commerce, we've created a portal to make it easier to find what you're looking for.


Bellevue Service Center roof top solar

Weatherization programs for businesses and homeowners, grants to make public buildings more energy efficient, funding for groundbreaking clean tech R&D...these are just some of the ways Commerce is helping secure Washington State's clean energy future.


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