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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?

As of 03/17/2020, all CERB staff are teleworking from home until further notice. We are available during normal working hours by cell, email, and Skype or Zoom. Our contact information is in the right hand sidebar.

07/16/2020 – Olympia, WA: The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved $2,005,000 in loans and $1,170,000 in grants for economic development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth, job creation and rural broadband development. Read More in Newsletter…

BOARD VACANCIES: CERB is recruiting for the following Board Positions: Position #5, Small Business West of Puget Sound, and Position #9, Small Business East of Columbia River, Position #12, Federally Recognized Indian Tribe Representative. Read more…

06/17/2020 – “CERB is strengthening communities from a distance.” Read Article…

Following are links to state, regional and federal updates regarding Coronavirus. We’ve also provided some additional links to online information and resources in a tabbed section to help your business manage crisis planning activities.
http://startup.choosewashingtonstate.com/links/crisis/covid-19-resources/

05/05/2020 – CERB welcomes new Ex-Officio member Matthew Largent from the Department of Revenue to the Board. Read More…

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

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

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.

2017-19: A Biennium in Review - Core CERB

2018-19: A Year in Review - Rural Broadband