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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?

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…

12/12/2023 – CERB is pleased to announce the appointment of Cindy Edwards to the Board, in Position #5, Small Business West of Puget Sound, as well as that of Andrew Face, in Position #1, Large Business West of the Cascades, effective December 12, 2023. Read their biographies here…

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…

10/11/2023 – CERB is pleased to announce the appointment of Alon Bassok, as the Ex Officio Member representing the Washington State Department of Transportation, effective October 11, 2023. Read his biography here…

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…

07/05/2023 – CERB is pleased to announced the appointment of Representative Kevin Waters, as the House Minority Caucus Representative, effective July 5, 2023. Read his biography here…

06/22/2023 – CERB is pleased to announce the appointment of Representative Kristine Reeves, as the House Majority Caucus representative, effective June 22, 2023. Read her biography here…

05/30/2023 – CERB is recruiting for two upcoming Board vacancies. Please see our Meeting and Board Members Info page for more information and to apply. 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…

03/16/2023 – The Community Economic Revitalization Board approved $2 million 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…

02/09/2023 – CERB is recruiting for an upcoming vacancy in Position #5, Small Business West of Puget Sound. Read More…

01/19/2023 – The Community Economic Revitalization Board approved $10 million in low interest loans and $75,000 in grants for economic development and public infrastructure improvements intended to spur business growth and job creation in four counties. Read More…

01/17/2023 – CERB’s Executive Director Janea Stark testified today before the House Innovation, Community & Economic Development, & Veterans Committee for HB1231. 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.

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