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

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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. 

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Housing Trust Fund

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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.

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Commerce schedules two stakeholder workshops on implementation of Washington’s 100% clean electricity law

The Washington Department of Commerce will hold two public workshops to discuss implementation of Washington’s new 100% clean electricity law, known as the Clean Energy Transformation Act. Input from these workshops will help the agency set priorities for rulemaking work over the next two years. The Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA), or Senate Bill 5116, establishes new planning requirements for electric utilities and sets specific standards to reduce and eventually

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Commerce announces notice of funding opportunity for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction projects

The GHG Emissions Reduction Program is a grant program supported through Commerce’s Clean Energy Fund (CEF3) OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce is seeking proposals for the new Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Program. The Washington State Legislature created the GHG Reduction grant program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect or create aluminum manufacturing jobs in Whatcom County. GHG program-funded projects must provide a public benefit

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Interbay Public Engagement

Learn more about what we’ve heard through public engagement on the Interbay planning process

Would you like to learn more about what Commerce has been hearing through public engagement as part of our planning process? We’ve posted a comprehensive public engagement report on the Interbay Project website.  Also posted are the public presentations from the last advisory committee meeting as well as all the public comment we have received to date for you to review.  We will be updating this material periodically. We would also

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