Help for businesses | Information for homeless services | Public health | Resources for local governmentsGov. Jay Inslee implemented mandatory furloughs for most state employees – a temporary layoff and reduction in pay – to save state funds. Commerce is implementing these furloughs for all staff. We will not be available for work on Aug. 21, Sept. 8, Oct. 16 or Nov. 25.
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.
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.
Commerce distributing state CARES Act funding to community agencies that will operate assistance program to pay past due rent and prevent future evictions.
State launches access and speed test survey to document service gaps, prioritize expansion needs and investments
Emergency grants to businesses with up to 10 employees save over 5,500 jobs across the state; second round of funds available soon OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced the final group of grants from the first round of the Governor’s Working Washington Small Business emergency grant program to 100 very small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Businesses with up to 10 employees in 13 counties across the