News Release: State Community Economic Revitalization Board invests over $1.9 million in four rural communities

News Release: State Community Economic Revitalization Board invests over $1.9 million in four rural communities

Grants and low-interest loans will support economic development in Clark, Grant, Mason and Yakima counties OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved $1,988,750 in grants for public infrastructure development and economic feasibilities studies targeting business growth and job creation in Clark County, the cities of George and Yakima, and the port of Shelton. · Clark County – $50,000 grant for a feasibility study to complete

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News Release: Commerce leads delegation to Amsterdam for METSTRADE marine equipment show Nov. 15-17

News Release: Commerce leads delegation to Amsterdam for METSTRADE marine equipment show Nov. 15-17

Washington state-led delegation makes debut, seeks to tap European, global marine equipment markets featuring innovative Puget Sound companies Basta Boatlifts and Pure Watercraft. Olympia, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce kicks off the state’s first official appearance at METSTRADE, the world’s largest marine equipment trade show, tomorrow in Amsterdam. Innovative products for the recreational boating market from Bellevue-based Basta Boatlifts and Seattle-based Pure Watercraft will highlight the “Choose

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News Release: Commerce leads delegation to MEDICA 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany Nov. 14-17

News Release: Commerce leads delegation to MEDICA 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany Nov. 14-17

Eight companies in Washington state-led delegation join at least 10 other local firms exhibiting independently at world’s largest medical industry trade show. OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce heads to Dusseldorf, Germany next week to showcase innovative technologies from the state’s life sciences industry at MEDICA, the largest trade show in the world for the medical sector. Washington’s life science and global health sector is a vibrant

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News Release: State program to help reimburse landlords for property damage

News Release: State program to help reimburse landlords for property damage

Department of Commerce launches “landlord mitigation” program, offering up to $5,000 for landlords serving tenants who use HUD housing vouchers OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Department of Commerce today announced a new program designed to provide relief to landlords whose property has been damaged by a tenant who used a federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing choice voucher, also known as a “Section 8” voucher, or a Veterans Affairs supportive

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NEWS RELEASE: Solar Plus Regional Initiative Wins $2 Million Grant from US Department of Energy

NEWS RELEASE: Solar Plus Regional Initiative Wins $2 Million Grant from US Department of Energy

Three-year joint effort to develop strategies for increasing solar energy, modernizing energy infrastructure in Washington and Oregon will launch this year. OLYMPIA, Wash. — Solar Plus, a joint effort of more than a dozen stakeholder groups in Washington and Oregon has been awarded a $2,050,000 SunShot grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to further deployment of solar energy in the Pacific Northwest. It is the largest of the

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NEWS RELEASE: Commerce leads state trade delegation to Tokyo for Japan International Aerospace Exhibition, Oct. 12-15

NEWS RELEASE: Commerce leads state trade delegation to Tokyo for Japan International Aerospace Exhibition, Oct. 12-15

OLYMPIA, Wash – A Washington State Department of Commerce delegation of seven Washington companies and three partner organizations arrive in Tokyo today for the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition, held only once every four years, October 12-15 in Tokyo, Japan. The “ChooseWashington” delegation will promote our state’s position as the leading global hub for aerospace. An estimated 700 exhibitors from over 35 countries participate in the event, organized by the Society

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NEWS RELEASE: Commerce announces $7 million to help Washington-based researchers, partners push the envelope in clean energy technology

NEWS RELEASE: Commerce announces $7 million to help Washington-based researchers, partners push the envelope in clean energy technology

Nine diverse projects selected for Washington State Clean Energy Fund matching grants include experimental building energy control systems and equipment, composite materials recycling, ocean energy, high-value nutrient recovery, intelligent energy storage systems and management, fuel cells and polymers for ultra-efficient planes and cars. OLYMPIA, Wash.– The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced the next nine projects awarded matching grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to advance research and

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NEWS RELEASE: Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $2.3 million to grow local economies

NEWS RELEASE: Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $2.3 million to grow local economies

Funds will support economic development in Clark, Cowlitz, Douglas and Whitman counties OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $2,353,500 for public infrastructure development and economic feasibilities studies targeting business growth and job creation in the Port of Camas-Washougal, Port of Ridgefield, city of Woodland, Port of Douglas County, and city of Colfax. Clark County – $1,700,000 loan and a $300,000 grant to the

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NEWS RELEASE: $10 million in federal development grants awarded to 22 rural Washington communities

NEWS RELEASE: $10 million in federal development grants awarded to 22 rural Washington communities

Grants from $20,000 to $750,000 will fund vital local projects throughout the state OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce announced that 22 cities and counties will receive a total of more than $10 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 2016. The 22 projects were selected from 28 grant applications requesting over $14 million. They will improve rural water, sewer and fire protection systems; support affordable

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NEWS RELEASE: State invests $300K to help bring new $300-million silicon smelter, jobs to Pend Oreille County

NEWS RELEASE: State invests $300K to help bring new $300-million silicon smelter, jobs to Pend Oreille County

Edmonton-based HiTest Sand Inc. proposes to invest $300 million in a new state-of-the-art silicon refining facility in Usk, creating an estimated 400 construction jobs and 170 permanent full-time jobs. OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced that a new $300-million silicon smelting facility proposed for Usk, Pend Oreille county, by HiTest Sand Inc. has been designated a Project of Statewide Significance and will receive $300,000 in

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