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, businesses and civic leaders throughout the state to strengthen communities so all residents may thrive and prosper.

Rural Broadband Program

The Community Economic Revitalization Board is now providing low-interest loans and grants to local governments and federal recognized tribes to construct broadband infrastructure that will provide high-speed, open-access broadband service.

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Early Learning Facilities Program

Children in a classroom with learning materials

This program enables Early Childhood Education Assistance Program contractors and child care providers to expand, remodel, purchase, or construct early learning facilities and classrooms needed to support early learning opportunities for low-income children. Deadline: Aug. 15.

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Bill Bigot and Richard Waring of AIT/Nova-Tech with our Office of Economic and Competitiveness Assistant Director Chris Green.

Day 1: Farnborough delegation logs first order of air show

Thanks to a prime booth location in the brand new Hall 1, our Choose Washington delegation reports a very exciting first day at the big Farnborough International Air Show. In addition to heavy foot traffic throughout the day, companies were busy meeting with clients and potential partners. Bill Bigot, vice president of business development for AIT/Nova –Tech, said “We are here because our customers are here…we already received one order

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Join Us to Celebrate Washington’s ABLE Program Launch!

Join us to celebrate Washington’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program launch! The celebration will be followed by a question-and-answer period. When: July 23 at 11 a.m. Where: Legislative Building, Columbia Room at the Washington State Capitol Campus, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504 | Parking information Washington State’s ABLE Savings Plan allows people with disabilities and their families to save for future expenses without losing their state and federal

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Clean energy

Clean Energy Fund 3 Research, Development, and Demonstration Grant Program

Commerce will be accepting applications for Research, Development and Demonstration grants beginning July 16. The Washington State Legislature created the program to support Washington’s research institutions, organizations and clean energy technology companies. Primary goals are to: Provide a public benefit to the citizens of Washington through development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technologies that save energy and reduce energy costs, reduce harmful air emissions or otherwise increase energy independence for the

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