COVID-19 Information and ResourcesDue to the pandemic, Commerce’s Olympia headquarters will remain shuttered through 2020. Team members are available to assist you via phone and email. In alignment with Gov. Jay Inslee’s furlough order, Commerce will be closed Oct. 16 and Nov. 25.
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Drive-In WiFi Hotspots Location Finder
In response to the impacts of COVID-19, Drive-In WiFi Hotspots provide free temporary, emergency internet access for Washingtonians who do not have broadband service to their homes.
Broadband Mapping Initiative
The Washington State Broadband Office mapping initiative will help identify gaps in high-speed internet service in order to bring universal broadband to the state by 2024.
Washington reels in federal grant to advance innovation, entrepreneurship, investment in sustainable maritime economy
Washington Maritime Blue receives $600K Industry Challenge Grant from U.S. Economic Development Administration; state partners will match to create $1.2 million investment in state’s blue economy SEATTLE, WA – Washington Maritime Blue, a non-profit, strategic alliance formed to accelerate innovation and sustainability in the maritime and ocean industries, has been awarded a $600,000 “Build to Scale” Industry Challenge grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) in cooperation with the
State board awards funding to support proposed Friday Harbor marine tech center construction and feasibility studies for Pend Oreille business park and Nisqually broadband projects.
BHT grant supports Washington Broadband Office efforts to secure competitive federal funding for broadband projects in eastern Washington OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Broadband Office is celebrating a partnership with Spokane-based nonprofit Better Health Together (BHT) that will provide up to $207,000 to fund development of 18 broadband grant applications for projects in eastern Washington: two projects in each of Spokane, Adams, Lincoln, Stevens, Ferry, and Pend Oreille counties,