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.
COVID-19 Updates and Information
Due to the pandemic, Commerce’s Olympia headquarters will remain shuttered through at least March 15th, 2022. Team members are available to assist you via phone and email.
WA Department of Health
Information and resources regarding the 2020 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Washington State.
Emergency housing grants including rent assistance. Assistance is provided through local housing providers in your community.
Economic Recovery Dashboard
Regional, demographic and industry sector metrics that help state and local leaders chart a path to an equitable economic recovery.
Small Business Resources
StartUp Washington has put together a wealth of resources to guide you through the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID Response Summary
Commerce has played a central role in delivering aid and support to businesses, local government, Tribes, nonprofits and struggling households.