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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?

APPLICATIONS NEW BEING ACCEPTED for all CERB Programs, including Rural Broadband. Read More…

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…

OLYMPIA, WA, September 19, 2019 – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved $252,000 in loans and $409,000 in grants for economic development, public infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth, job creation, and rural broadband development in Clallam, Grant, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Spokane, Stevens and Thurston counties. Read More…

CERB is excited to announce the hire of Outreach Specialist Leslie Wolff. Read More…

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:

November 21, 2019

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

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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