Sole Source Notice: Commerce to award contract to Intralink

  • February 8, 2019

Commerce intends to award a sole source contract to Intralink. The contract will be awarded on or about Feb. 25, and will expire on June 30.  The contract amount is $50,000. The contractor provides the state of Washington services related to foreign direct investment for the state of Washington with coordinating an Investment Roadshow in Japan. Inquiries for this posting can be sent to shanna-mae.cullen-oden@commerce.wa.gov or (360) 725-4030.  Inquiries must

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Washington State VOCA Plan Extended

Washington State VOCA Plan Extended

  • February 7, 2019

OCVA serves as the administrator of federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Assistance funds. These funds support direct victim services all across our state. Early in 2015, a congressional change resulted in a significant increase in Washington state’s award, meaning more funding for services in our local communities. In 2015, a statewide planning process was used to guide the development of the 2015-2019 VOCA State Plan (PDF)  and formulate recommendations

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ABLE savings plan changes lives for people with disabilities

ABLE savings plan changes lives for people with disabilities

  • February 5, 2019

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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Request for Proposal: Study of the Current and Ongoing Effects of the Operation of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

  • February 1, 2019

Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals from firms interested in participating in a project to study the current and ongoing effects of the operation of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and report those findings to the Washington State Legislature. The Washington State Legislature formally asked Commerce on March 21, 2018 via a “two-corners” letter to complete a study that evaluates the current and on-going impacts of the

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Commerce awards five-year contract to Washington Tourism Alliance

Commerce awards five-year contract to Washington Tourism Alliance

  • January 31, 2019

The Washington Tourism Alliance issued this press release on Jan. 31. Commerce announced today that the Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA) has been awarded a five-year contract to provide tourism marketing services for the Washington state, effective immediately. The WTA, a private, 501[c]6 organization led by the state tourism industry, will assume the role of official statewide destination marketing organization with the goal of enhancing economic prosperity through visitor volume, expenditures,

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Tech innovation happening everywhere

Tech innovation happening everywhere

  • January 30, 2019

Acting Commerce Director Connie Robins joined Governor Inslee’s ICT sector lead Dr. Joseph Williams in Mount Vernon, Skagit County last week for a briefing on a world-leading program at PACCAR to build the coming generation of autonomous trucks. “There’s a lot of amazing tech innovation happening all over the state,” said Williams. Technology and cloud computing are transforming every industry sector from aerospace and agriculture to medicine and maritime. Learn

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Millions of dollars in Earned Income Tax Credits go unclaimed each year – is some of it yours?

Millions of dollars in Earned Income Tax Credits go unclaimed each year – is some of it yours?

  • January 23, 2019

The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a benefit for working people with low- to moderate-incomes. OLYMPIA, WA — Workers in Washington earning up to $54,884 may be eligible to receive the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), but many do know about or claim the benefit, according to the state Department of Commerce. Individuals must file a tax return with the IRS to get the credit, even if

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Tool Gauge taps state Work Start grant to keep pace with expansion

Tool Gauge taps state Work Start grant to keep pace with expansion

  • January 22, 2019

Commerce awards $125,000 through the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County to support workforce development programs that will help enable the company’s expansion and plans to hire 100 more workers over the next five years. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County and nonprofit small business manufacturing consultant Impact Washington, has awarded $125,000 from the Governor’s Strategic Reserve

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Request for Proposal: Organizations interested in providing developmental disabilities ombuds services statewide

  • January 16, 2019

Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals from organizations interested in providing developmental disabilities ombuds services statewide. Proposals are due Feb. 28, 2019. The Washington Developmental Disabilities Ombuds Program was created in 2016 by Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6564 and codified into RCW 43.382. The act creates the Office of the Developmental Disabilities Ombuds. The Office of the Developmental Disabilities Ombuds shall investigate and report

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