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, tribes, businesses and civic leaders throughout the state to strengthen communities so all residents may thrive and prosper.
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Support for businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19
The application for the new round of business grants announced by the governor on Nov. 20 will be available early the week of Nov. 30. For an update about which businesses will be eligible and what information is needed to apply, visit our COVID-19 business page.
Funding will support rural technology, innovation and broadband development studies, and a $16+ million rail construction project expected to create 103 jobs OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $488,750 in low-interest loans and $236,250 in grants for economic development, public infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth, job creation and broadband development in four communities across the state. Projects awarded funding
Commerce created the Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund and partnered with School’s Out Washington to implement it.
Nearly 50 online sessions aim to help small businesses start and restart, bolstering historical trend of new business formation during economic downturns.