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. 

Learn more about applying…

Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance

LIHEAP Energy Program

If you’re struggling to keep the heat on this winter, you should know about the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program helps households avoid utility shutoffs in the winter.

Learn which organizations are offering services in your area…

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Precision Cutting holding big check

Commerce grant supports Precision Cutting Technologies expansion, new jobs in Liberty Lake

Greater Spokane Inc. won $150,000 in economic development strategic reserve funds to help growing precision fabricator choose Washington for new facility, advanced workforce training OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington Department of Commerce provided a $150,000 grant from the state’s economic development strategic reserve fund to Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) to support the relocation of Precision Cutting Technologies (PCT) and 45 skilled jobs in Liberty Lake, Wash. The company was considering

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Spokane Airports chief Lawrence Krauter appointed to Governor’s NMA Executive Council

Governor Inslee’s Choose Washington New Middle-Market Airplane (NMA) Executive Council bolsters statewide aerospace development efforts with addition of Spokane Airports Chief Executive Officer Lawrence Krauter OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee’s Choose Washington New Middle-Market Airplane (NMA) Council today announced Lawrence Krauter will serve on the executive council of the statewide effort to solidify Washington as the preferred location for design, production and final assembly of an all-new aircraft under

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ABLE savings plan changes lives for people with disabilities

State launches campaign to raise awareness among 130,000-180,000 Washington citizens who may be eligible for the first-time savings program OLYMPIA, WA —Emma Patterson has her sights on a promising future. “When I am an adult, I want to teach art in the Child Life program at Seattle Children’s Hospital,” said the 16-year-old from Lake Stevens. “I will need to go to college and have an apartment in Seattle to do

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