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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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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Nominees sought for 2019 Governor’s 2019 Smart Communities Awards

Nominees sought for 2019 Governor’s 2019 Smart Communities Awards

  • March 6, 2019

13th annual program to recognize outstanding work by local governments and their partners in sustainable community planning and development adds new housing strategies category. OLYMPIA, Wash. – On behalf of Gov. Jay Inslee, the Washington Department of Commerce announced today that nominations are open for the 2019 Governor’s Smart Communities Awards. An annual event since 2006, Smart Communities recognizes outstanding achievements and collaboration by local governments and their partners in

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State Public Works Board offers free trainings on effective infrastructure system management

State Public Works Board offers free trainings on effective infrastructure system management

  • March 6, 2019

Regional trainings and town hall meetings in Silverdale, Pasco, Longview and Okanogan include panels on financing and building public infrastructure OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Public Works Board will present four free trainings across the state in April and May. These full-day, interactive trainings mix concept presentation and group practice to guide participants through effective infrastructure system management. Continuing education (CEU) credits are available. At the end of the

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Commerce grant helps bring Green Water Energy new headquarters, jobs to Clarkston, Wash.

Commerce grant helps bring Green Water Energy new headquarters, jobs to Clarkston, Wash.

  • February 27, 2019

Southeast Washington Economic Development Assoc. (SEWEDA) provides $100,000 to assist relocation of successful women-owned small business from Idaho and Colorado. OLYMPIA, Wash. — In an exciting success story for rural Asotin County, Green Water Energy LLC has unified and relocated its growing operations from Idaho and Colorado to a new headquarters in Clarkston, Wash. The Washington Department of Commerce provided a $100,000 grant from the state’s economic development strategic reserve

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ABLE savings plan changes lives for people with disabilities

ABLE savings plan changes lives for people with disabilities

  • February 5, 2019

State launches campaign to raise awareness among 130,000-180,000 Washington citizens who may be eligible for the first-time savings program OLYMPIA, WA —Emma Patterson has her sights on a promising future. “When I am an adult, I want to teach art in the Child Life program at Seattle Children’s Hospital,” said the 16-year-old from Lake Stevens. “I will need to go to college and have an apartment in Seattle to do

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Millions of dollars in Earned Income Tax Credits go unclaimed each year – is some of it yours?

Millions of dollars in Earned Income Tax Credits go unclaimed each year – is some of it yours?

  • January 23, 2019

The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a benefit for working people with low- to moderate-incomes. OLYMPIA, WA — Workers in Washington earning up to $54,884 may be eligible to receive the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), but many do know about or claim the benefit, according to the state Department of Commerce. Individuals must file a tax return with the IRS to get the credit, even if

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Commerce policy advisor speaks on housing needs in Shelton

Commerce policy advisor speaks on housing needs in Shelton

  • January 11, 2019

Housing availability, housing affordability and the missing middle were the main topics of discussion at the Workforce Housing Summit on Jan. 3 in Mason County. “There is a portion of the housing inventory that is not being built in the middle continuum that is affordable to folks who are making 80 to 125 percent of the average income levels,” said Emily Grossman, lead policy advisor for the Community Services and

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