Washington’s leaders focus on opening up international trade opportunities for small businesses

Washington’s leaders focus on opening up international trade opportunities for small businesses

  • March 26, 2021

Commerce now has in-country representation in 10 countries helping our state’s small businesses grow through exporting and international business partnerships The math speaks for itself. Export opportunities are a winning opportunity for Washington businesses. · Jobs: At least one in four jobs in Washington state is connected to exports. The state’s economy is more closely aligned with international trade than any other state. · Markets: More than 80% of the

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Department of Commerce launches new Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention

Department of Commerce launches new Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention

  • March 25, 2021

Office will focus on community gun violence disproportionately impacting communities of color Shalisa Hayes is a mother with a mission. In August 2011, she experienced the deepest pain a mother could feel — the loss of her young son who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Billy Ray Shirley III was 17 years old. He was shot and killed leaving a party in Tacoma, WA. For Hayes,

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State to launch new round of Working Washington small business grants on March 29

State to launch new round of Working Washington small business grants on March 29

  • March 23, 2021

Newest grant round focuses on brick-and-mortar businesses most directly impacted by COVID-19 public health measures The Washington State Department of Commerce will open applications for Working Washington Grants: Round 4 on March 29. Business owners can find information about the program and a link to the application portal at commercegrants.com. This is the fourth round of the Working Washington grant program. Legislators approved $240 million for the current round as

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Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $4.6 million in two Spokane County infrastructure projects

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $4.6 million in two Spokane County infrastructure projects

  • January 21, 2021

OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved a total of $3,828,000 in low-interest loans and $828,000 in grants for economic development, and public infrastructure development targeting business growth, job creation and broadband development in two Spokane County communities: Kalispel Tribe of Indians Rural Broadband Project was awarded an $828,000 loan and a $828,000 grant. This project consists of design and construction of dark fiber

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