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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 $176 million in communities across the state. These projects encouraged private and local investments adding up to about $36 for every $1 from CERB. They created over 35,500 permanent jobs and generated $385 million in other public funds and $5.7 billion in private investment.

What's New?

Rulemaking

The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) is conducting rulemaking for WACs 133-10, 133-20, 133-40, and 133-50 to bring Community Economic Revitalization Board rules into alignment with policy and statutory changes that have occurred since the last WAC update.

CR101 Form, Filed 12/17/2019
CR102 Form, Filed 2/3/2020
WAC Amendments Overview
WAC 133-10
WAC 133-20
WAC 133-40
WAC 133-50

The Community Economic Revitalization Board will accept written public comments until March 9, 2020. Please submit comments to:

Janea Delk
Community Economic Revitalization Board
PO Box 42525
Olympia, WA 98504-2525

or by email at Janea.Delk@commerce.wa.gov, or by fax at (360) 586-8440.

The Public Hearing is set for March 10, 2020, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Department of Commerce, 1011 Plum Street SE, Olympia, WA 98504.

Driving directions are available here.
Public parking is available using this map.

02/14/2020 – CERB’s Executive Director & Tribal Liaison Janea Delk presented at the work session for the House Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee. Watch Here…

01/23/2020 – CERB’s Executive Director & Tribal Liaison Janea Delk presented at the work session of the Senate Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade Committee. Watch Here…

Olympia, WA, January 16, 2020 – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) announced today $1,974,742 in loans and $503,631 in grants for economic development, public infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth, job creation and rural broadband development. Read More…

01/15/2019 – CERB has published an overview of their 2019 projects. Read More…

11/22/2019 – CERB’s Executive Director & Tribal Liaison Janea Delk presented at the work session of the House Innovation, Technology and Economic Development (ITED) Committee. Watch Here…

Thank you to the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians for your support of CERB! Read More…

CERB welcomes new members Paul Cross and Dr. Vange Ocasio Hochheimer to the Board. Read More…

View CERB 101 PowerPoint Presentation here.

BOARD VACANCIES: CERB is recruiting for a Board Vacancy: Position #1, Large Business West of the Cascades. Read more…

Click here to access the CERB Newsletter Archive.

View Fact Sheets for CERB Awarded Projects here.

2017-19 CERB Biennial Review (PDF)
2018 CERB Legislative Report (PDF)
2018 CERB Rural Broadband Legislative Report (PDF)
2018 LIFT Legislative Report (PDF)

Program Links

Next Board Meeting:

March 19, 2020

Location: Lacey Conference Center,
975 Carpenter Road NE, Lacey, WA  98516

Related Links

Resources

Need Help?

Janea Delk
Executive Director & Tribal Liaison
Janea.Delk@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3151

Leslie Wolff
Outreach Specialist
Leslie.Wolff@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-2777

Barbara Smith
Program Assistant
Barbara.Smith@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3169

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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.

2017-19: A Biennium in Review - Core CERB

2018-19: A Year in Review - Rural Broadband