State to host community workshop on civilian-military compatible land use planning Nov. 1 in Everett

State to host community workshop on civilian-military compatible land use planning Nov. 1 in Everett

Department of Commerce seeking input to develop guidebook that will help communities plan for growth, development around military installations OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce is drafting a Washington State Guidebook on Military and Community Compatibility as a technical resource for local governments to use in planning for development near military installations. The next of seven community workshops to capture opinions and comments for the project is Thursday,

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Commerce to Host Virtual Listening Session on Opportunity Zones Tuesday, Oct. 23

Commerce to Host Virtual Listening Session on Opportunity Zones Tuesday, Oct. 23

The Washington State Department of Commerce, together with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and local partners, held Opportunity Zone Listening Sessions throughout Washington state in August, September and October to help educate communities about this new federal program. Because we weren’t able to host sessions in every community, Commerce is holding a virtual listening session online on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Space is limited, so please register now.

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Public Works Board approves $3.5 million in loans for communities in need

Public Works Board approves $3.5 million in loans for communities in need

Seven communities to receive funding for public infrastructure projects OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Public Works Board awarded seven cities, counties and water districts approximately $3,504,774 in pre-construction and emergency loans for 2018. The board selected seven out of eight projects from applications requesting over $4.5 million. The purpose of a pre-construction loan is to pay for the work required before constructions begins. These projects will improve water, sanitary

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State to host community workshop on civilian-military compatible land use planning Oct. 22 in Ellensburg

State to host community workshop on civilian-military compatible land use planning Oct. 22 in Ellensburg

Department of Commerce seeking input to develop guidebook that will help communities plan for growth, development around military installations OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce is drafting a Washington State Guidebook on Military and Community Compatibility as a technical resource for local governments to use in planning for development near military installations. The first of several community workshops to capture opinions and comments for the project is Monday,

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Commerce received 17 Stage 2 applications for the State Housing Trust Fund

Commerce received 17 Stage 2 applications for the State Housing Trust Fund

The Washington State Department of Commerce has received 17 Stage 2 applications to the Washington State Housing Trust Fund (HTF) for affordable housing projects across the state.The proposed projects intend to serve a wide variety of low-income and special needs populations, including persons with chronic mental illnesses, persons with disabilities, veterans, seniors, homeless families with children and farm workers. The list of Stage 2 applications received can be viewed by

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State seeks input for civilian-military compatible land use planning guidebook

State seeks input for civilian-military compatible land use planning guidebook

Survey now open to gather input on resources to guide communities in planning for development around Department of Defense and other military installations OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce is drafting a Washington State Guidebook on Military and Community Compatibility as a technical resource for local governments to use in planning for development near military installations. An online survey is now available to capture opinions and comments

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Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection to receive YWCA of Olympia’s 2018 Business of Achievement Award

Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection to receive YWCA of Olympia’s 2018 Business of Achievement Award

Our Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection (OHY) is pleased to receive YWCA of Olympia’s 2018 Business of Achievement award. We are committed to learning by listening to youths. In making the decision for this award, YWCA noted that OHY: …is committed to raising awareness and supports to end youth and young adult homelessness. The office does not attempt to estimate or guess what youth and young adults need

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Innovative aerospace workforce and education strategy to be released by Governor’s Choose Washington NMA Council

Innovative aerospace workforce and education strategy to be released by Governor’s Choose Washington NMA Council

Two independent studies recognize Washington’s unmatched aerospace workforce; New recommendations aim to meet industry demand for the next generation of top talent.   GIG HARBOR, WA – Leaders of the effort to win design, production, and final assembly of Boeing’s potential new middle-market airplane (NMA) returned to Pierce County today, meeting at the newly opened Point Fosdick Antique Airplane Hangar. The gathering comes on the heels of yet another report ranking

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Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $2.9 million toward rural broadband infrastructure

Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $2.9 million toward rural broadband infrastructure

Jefferson, Klickitat, Mason, Skagit, Snohomish and Whitman counties hope to spur economic development through expanded access to high-speed, open-access broadband service. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved $2,816,649 in low-interest loans and grants for public infrastructure to provide high-speed, open-access broadband service, and $150,000 in grants for economic feasibility studies targeting business growth and job creation. Projects for Jefferson County PUD #1, the city

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Grant assists AIM Aerospace expansion in Pierce and King Counties

Grant assists AIM Aerospace expansion in Pierce and King Counties

Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County receives $125,000 grant from Commerce to assist AIM Aerospace expansion in Pierce and King Counties Sept. 25, 2018 — The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced a $125,000 grant to the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County that will support capital investments by AIM Aerospace, a growing Washington-based advanced carbon fiber manufacturer. The grant from Governor Inslee’s economic development strategic reserve account will

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