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.
Broadband Planning Grants
Home Energy Assistance Program
Stakeholder input from three rulemaking workshops in December will help state board set priorities for implementing Washington’s new broadband internet service access law. OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Public Works Board will hold three public stakeholder workshops in December to discuss implementation of Washington’s new Broadband Internet Service Access law. Input from these workshops will help the board set priorities for its rulemaking work. The Broadband Internet Service Access
Six Washington state companies are among 1,300 exhibitors in the United Arab Emirates Nov. 17-21 OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce will lead its third delegation to the Dubai Air Show Nov. 17-21 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) featuring several companies from Washington’s world-leading aerospace supply chain, the Aerospace Futures Alliance (AFA) and the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA). Six companies will join the Commerce delegation
Grants will fund housing action plans and city code changes to increase urban residential building capacity and streamline development regulations. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce announced that 52 cities will receive a total of $4 million to address housing affordability. The grants may be used to support development of housing action plans, municipal code changes, subarea planning and environmental reviews – actions which are intended to