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.

Manufactured/Mobile Home Relocation Assistance Program

Manufactured and mobile homes are a vital source of affordable housing in Washington state. But sometimes communities close, leaving residents without a place to live. If you know someone in this situation, our Manufactured and Mobile Home Relocation Assistance program might be able to help.

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Behavioral Health Facilities Grant Program

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The Behavioral Health Facilities Grant program is open to nonprofits, public entities, tribes and for-profit businesses. This is a reimbursement-style grant for capital construction projects only.

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Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board invests over $660,000 to support community, economic and rural broadband development

Clallam, Grant, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Spokane, Stevens and Thurston counties to benefit from grants and low-interest loans. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved $252,000 in loans and $409,000 in grants for economic development, public infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth, job creation, and rural broadband development. Clallam County – $50,000 grant to the Port of Port Angeles for the Clallam County Broadband Feasibility

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Washington state maritime industry investment study points to tech innovation for growth

Maritime cluster organization develops investment framework to accelerate clean technology innovation and sustainability in Washington State’s ocean economy. Seattle, WA – Days after Washington Governor Jay Inslee celebrated the start of work on the state’s first hybrid-electric ferry, a study released by Washington Maritime Blue identified technology solutions for water transportation, shipping, science and other ocean systems, as the highest growth sector in the “Blue Economy” – a term referring to sustainable

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Washington state receives $900K SBA grant to boost small business exports

More than $700 million in sales attributed to State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) since inception OLYMPIA, WA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded the Washington State Department of Commerce an eighth year of funding to help state small businesses grow through exporting. The $900,000 grant, part of the SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), is the highest and maximum amount awarded from a total $18 million to

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