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
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,
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
Commerce today announced $3.7 million in grants for nine solar energy projects across the state. The projects will result in a total $6.1 million reduction in the energy burden of low-income households and nonprofits serving low-income communities over 25 years.
Renewed federal grant funding supports 196 community-based homeless programs that provide transitional housing, rental assistance, supportive services and housing to nearly 18,000 people.
A lack of affordable child care is keeping an estimated 133,000 workers out of the workforce. A new report from the task force recommends specific policy changes and investments that would result in increased affordability and availability of child care for all Washington families.
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
Gov. Inslee’s Poverty Reduction Work Group is co-led by the state departments of Commerce, Employment Security, and Social and Health Services, in partnership with Federally-recognized Tribes, state racial and ethnic commissions, employers, community-based organizations, legislators, advocates, and philanthropy.
The Washington State Department of Commerce today released the 2021 State Energy Strategy, identifying a comprehensive set of policies and actions to ensure competitive energy prices, foster a clean energy economy, and meet the state’s science-based greenhouse gas reduction limits.
Washington state has passed another milestone on the path to 100% clean electricity. The Washington State Department of Commerce and Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) adopted administrative rules for implementation of the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA).