Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests more than $10 million in four counties

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests more than $10 million in four counties

State funds will leverage nearly $664 million in private and local investments in projects expected to create 242 family-wage jobs. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $10 million in low interest loans and $75,000 in grants for economic development and public infrastructure improvements intended to spur business growth and job creation in communities throughout the state. Among the supported projects is a new…

Up to $900 million at stake: State seeks public input on federal broadband map

Up to $900 million at stake: State seeks public input on federal broadband map

Deadline looms for verification and challenges to service data that will determine Washington’s share of significant federal broadband infrastructure funding OLYMPIA, WA – Washington state’s three funding partners working to expand broadband access to all businesses and residents are asking the public to help check Federal Communications Commission (FCC) data in a recently published National Broadband Map.  The Washington State Broadband Office (WSBO), Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB), and Public…

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $11.9 million in six counties

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $11.9 million in six counties

State funds will leverage nearly $130 million in private, local and other state resources and are expected to create more than 125 family wage jobs. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) yesterday approved $8.75 million in low interest loans and $3.2 million in grants for economic development and public infrastructure improvements intended to spur broadband deployment, business growth and job creation in communities throughout the…

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $4.4 million in five counties

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $4.4 million in five counties

Washington Commerce Director Lisa Brown recently appointed former Palouse Mayor Michael Echanove as the new chair of the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB). In addition to serving as mayor and city council member from 1994-2019, Echanove is currently employed at Washington State University’s Pullman Campus. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho. “Michael brings a unique blend of experience in local government and rural community and economic that…

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $200,000 in three counties

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $200,000 in three counties

WSU tech transfer center study among projects awarded planning grants at May board meeting OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $200,000 in grants for rural broadband and economic development feasibility studies. Projects awarded funding are located in Clark, Spokane, and Whitman counties and will spur broadband deployment, business growth and job creation. Clark County $50,000 grant to the Port of Camas-Washougal for the…

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board lands $65 million in new capital budget

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board lands $65 million in new capital budget

Clallam, Pacific, Spokane and Yakima Counties awarded latest round of $200,000 in CERB planning grants today OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) received $40 million for economic development funding and $25 million for community broadband funding in the 2022 supplemental capital budget. These historic levels of funding arrive as CERB celebrates 40 years and will assist rural communities and Tribes in building their economic futures.…

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $5.1 million in four counties

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $5.1 million in four counties

Port of Pasco clean energy project, expected to create over 400 jobs, is among four projects approved for funding at the CERB January meeting. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $3,937,996 in low-interest loans and $1,136,999 in grants for economic development and public infrastructure improvements. Projects awarded funding are located in Franklin, Jefferson, Okanogan, and Skamania counties and will spur business growth and…

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $3.3 million in four counties

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $3.3 million in four counties

$2 million grant for rural broadband in Whatcom among five projects approved for funding at CERB November meeting. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) last week approved $2,431,250 in grants and $843,750 in low-interest loans for economic development, public infrastructure, and broadband development. Projects awarded funding are located in Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, King, and Whatcom counties and will spur business growth, job creation and high-speed…

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests over $10 million in nine rural county projects

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests over $10 million in nine rural county projects

OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) yesterday approved $8,272,040 million in grants and $1,975,000 in low-interest loans for planning, economic development and rural broadband infrastructure construction projects. Five rural broadband projects were approved for nearly $8 million in funding from the CERB coronavirus capital projects fund, enabling an estimated 3,362 high-speed internet connections once completed. Projects are located in Grays Harbor, Kitsap, Mason, Skagit and…

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $17.9 million in 13 counties

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $17.9 million in 13 counties

OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved over $15.3 million in grants and $2.6 million in low-interest loans for planning, economic development and rural broadband infrastructure construction projects. Nine rural broadband projects were approved for over $14 million in grants from the CERB coronavirus capital projects fund, enabling an estimated 3,858 high-speed internet connections once completed. Another three projects approved for funding under CERB’s…