Commerce awards $1.6 million for solar energy projects

Commerce awards $1.6 million for solar energy projects

  • April 18, 2019

One Energy Development, Peninsula Light Company and TUUSSO Energy win latest round of state Clean Energy Fund grants targeting expansion of solar energy around the state OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce) today announced over $1.6 million in grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to three projects that will advance the development of solar energy in Washington. “Since 2013, state Clean Energy Fund investments have

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Commerce announces $10.6 million in state Clean Energy Fund grants for grid modernization

Commerce announces $10.6 million in state Clean Energy Fund grants for grid modernization

  • April 16, 2019

Four utility projects will advance Washington state’s leading efforts in clean and renewable energy technology innovation for building a more efficient, resilient and economical power grid.  OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce has selected four proposed electric grid modernization projects to receive grants from the Washington Clean Energy Fund.  Pending final contracts, Avista, Orcas Power and Light, Puget Sound Energy and Tacoma Power are eligible for a total of

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State grant helps international food processor expand, add jobs in Othello

State grant helps international food processor expand, add jobs in Othello

  • April 15, 2019

Adams County Development Council receives $100K from Commerce to support $4.8 million investment by SVZ-USA in state-of-the-art food processing facility, adding 17 new manufacturing jobs OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington Department of Commerce provided a $100,000 grant to the Adams County Development Council from Gov. Inslee’s Economic Development Strategic Reserve Fund to support the expansion of SVZ-USA Washington Inc., the only North American subsidiary of Netherlands-based specialty food processor SVZ

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Wrapping up a great show at AIX 2019 Hamburg

Wrapping up a great show at AIX 2019 Hamburg

  • April 5, 2019

Our Choose Washington delegation wrapped up its business in Hamburg at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, or AIX as it is known, with a third successful day of meetings. Among the 14 companies exhibiting in the Washington booth this year was first-time participant Rick Taylor with Altek.“I had a great day today, I had many good meetings just approaching some of the large booths. Hopefully they will evolve into great opportunities.

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14 Washington companies doing business in Hamburg this week

14 Washington companies doing business in Hamburg this week

  • April 3, 2019

Commerce is pleased to host one our largest delegations ever to the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany this week. We are proud to have 14 outstanding companies representing our state’s aerospace supply chain at a large “Choose Washington” themed stand in the Hanse Aerospace Pavilion. Hanse is Germany largest association of aerospace companies and we’re delighted to be here with them for a second year. Commerce’s aerospace trade specialist

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Washington companies on the move at Hannover Messe

Washington companies on the move at Hannover Messe

  • April 3, 2019

By Andrew Crowder, Commerce Business Services Specialist The Washington State Department of Commerce is leading a delegation of eight Washington companies in the “Internet of Things” (IoT) sector to Hannover Messe in Hannover Germany this week.  This is Washington’s eighth year participating in the show – the largest industrial technology show in the world, with more than 220,000 visitors, 6000 exhibitors, and 100 countries represented. Major global companies exhibit their

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Commerce awards grants for new skilled worker training programs in Spokane and Whatcom County

Commerce awards grants for new skilled worker training programs in Spokane and Whatcom County

  • April 2, 2019

New programs inspired by Gov. Inslee’s Career Connected Washington initiative will provide professional credentials, certifications, apprenticeships in communities with job opportunities for skilled workers OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced two grants totaling $50,000 to help increase Washington’s skilled workforce and provide job opportunities in Spokane and Whatcom counties. The state funds are matched two-to-one by the grantees who will develop, promote and implement professional education

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Commerce awards $7.1 million to add facilities for behavioral health care statewide

Commerce awards $7.1 million to add facilities for behavioral health care statewide

  • April 2, 2019

Investment in 71 additional spaces in six regions supports Gov. Inslee’s five-year plan to modernize state mental health systems with more community-based facilities. OLYMPIA, WA—The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $7.1 million in grants to six health care providers across Washington, adding 71 additional beds to facilities that help people with a wide variety of behavioral health issues.  Twenty-eight of the new beds are dedicated as an alternative to treatment

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Commerce invites public comments on draft Washington State Guidebook on Military and Community Compatibility

Commerce invites public comments on draft Washington State Guidebook on Military and Community Compatibility

  • April 1, 2019

State provides multiple ways to give feedback during 30-day comment period ending April 30 OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce invites input during a 30-day comment period ending April 30 on a draft technical guide about land use planning and coordination surrounding military installations. The guidebook promotes awareness and information exchange about the importance of coordinated civilian-military planning processes. It offers information for interested readers with technical

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Dr. Lisa Brown confirmed as Washington Commerce Director

Dr. Lisa Brown confirmed as Washington Commerce Director

  • March 29, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed the former senate majority leader and chancellor of WSU Spokane to top post at Department of Commerce in January. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington state Senate today confirmed the appointment of Dr. Lisa Brown to lead the Department of Commerce. Brown was appointed to the position by Gov. Jay Inslee at the end of January, succeeding Brian Bonlender in the job. “I appreciate Lisa being part

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