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Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB)

The Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) was formed in 1982 to respond to local economic development in Washington communities. CERB provides funding to local governments and federally-recognized tribes for public infrastructure which supports private business growth and expansion. Eligible projects include domestic and industrial water, storm water, wastewater, public buildings, telecommunications, and port facilities.

CERB has invested $243.8 million in communities across the state. These projects encouraged private and local investments adding up to about $26 for every $1 from CERB. They created over 39,300 permanent jobs and generated $602.3 million in other public funds and $6.3 billion in private investment.

What's New?

07/15/2024 – CERB is pleased to announce the appointment of The Honorable Jan Molinaro to the Board, in Position #2, City Official, effective May 15, 2024. Read his biography here…

05/16/2024 – The Community Economic Revitalization Board approved $9,948,000 in low-interest loans and grants for economic development and public infrastructure improvements intended to spur business growth and job creation in six counties. Read More…

03/21/2024 – The Community Economic Revitalization Board approved $200,000 in grants for economic development and public infrastructure improvements intended to spur business grown and job creation in two counties. Read More…

01/18/2024 – The Community Economic Revitalization Board approved $250,000 in grants for economic development and public infrastructure improvements intended to spur business growth and job creation in three counties. Read More…

11/16/2023 – The Community Economic Revitalization Board approved $3,200,000 in low interest loans and $100,000 in grants for economic development and public infrastructure improvements intended to spur business growth and job creation in three counties. Read More…

09/21/2023 – The Community Economic Revitalization Board approved $6,600,000 in low interest loans and $150,000 in grants for economic development and public infrastructure improvements intended to spur business growth and job creation in four counties. Read More…

07/20/2023 – The Community Economic Revitalization Board approved $3,375,000 in low interest loans and $1,175,000 in grants for economic development and public infrastructure improvements intended to spur business growth and job creation in three counties. Read More…

05/18/2023 – The Community Economic Revitalization Board approved $8,750,000 in low interest loans and $1,350,000 in grants for economic development and public infrastructure improvements intended to spur business growth and job creation in three counties. Read More…

04/14/2023 – Governor Jay Inslee signed SSB5229 into law today. Many thanks to the bill sponsors and everyone who helped make this happen. Watch TVW Clip…

View CERB 101 PowerPoint Presentation here.

Helping You Grow

Since 1982, CERB has helped communities in every corner of the state grow by making strategic investments to spur job creation. Check out our map to see the number of projects and CERB dollars invested by county.

2021-23: A Biennium in Review - Core CERB