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.
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Washington state coalition releases 10-Year Plan to Dismantle Poverty as blueprint for a just, equitable future
Gov. Inslee’s Poverty Reduction Work Group is co-led by the state departments of Commerce, Employment Security, and Social and Health Services, in partnership with Federally-recognized Tribes, state racial and ethnic commissions, employers, community-based organizations, legislators, advocates, and philanthropy.
The Washington State Department of Commerce today released the 2021 State Energy Strategy, identifying a comprehensive set of policies and actions to ensure competitive energy prices, foster a clean energy economy, and meet the state’s science-based greenhouse gas reduction limits.
Washington state has passed another milestone on the path to 100% clean electricity. The Washington State Department of Commerce and Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) adopted administrative rules for implementation of the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA).