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, tribes, businesses and civic leaders throughout the state to strengthen communities so all residents may thrive and prosper.
Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund
This program provides low interest loans and limited grants to local governments, non-profits, tribes, ports and private businesses undertaking clean-up and redevelopment of Brownfield properties that are idle, underutilized or abandoned as a result of contamination.
Housing Trust Fund
Washington state is in great need of additional affordable housing. Our Housing Trust Fund is now accepting applications for new projects to either build affordable housing, acquire existing housing or convert a project to affordable housing. Applications are due by Sept. 18.
Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $247,500 in low-interest loans and grants that will support community and economic development and rural broadband development in Clallam, Okanogan, and Pacific counties.
Those who want to make presentations to the committee are asked to sign up on the project website at www.commerce.wa.gov/interbay, where the meeting agenda and other project information are also available.
The Washington state booth at Medica gives medical device and health IT small businesses prominent visibility at Medica, the world’s most comprehensive and largest international trade medical show. Medica 2019 Dusseldorf, Germany Nov. 18 – 21 120,000+ industry professionals. 5,000+ exhibitors. 66 countries represented. 65% of visitors from outside of Germany. Being part of the Washington state booth makes it affordable and effective for you to market your company at this important