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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.
Counties, cities and towns all over Washington connect with Commerce for resources, funding and services to help them grow. From water systems and other public infrastructure to sustainable growth planning and economic development, we provide or guide communities to the support they need to build strong communities.
Community Capital Facilities
Education, Training and Technical Assistance
Growth Management Services – Comprehensive Plans & Development Regulations
GMS Regional Planner’s Forums
GMS Short Course on Local Planning
Small Communities Initiative (SCI) – For small, rural communities on drinking water and wastewater systems
Public Works Board – Tech Teams and Regional Training Events
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
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- Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC)
- Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC)
- Association of Washington Cities (AWC)
- Washington Association of County Officials (WACO)
- Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC)
- Washington Public Ports Association(WPPA)
- Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA)
- Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts (WASWD)
Our Outreach Team is at Your Service
Each community’s strengths and challenges are different. We partner with you, connecting you with resources to help achieve your goals.