Washington State Department of Commerce

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Our mission is to grow and improve jobs in Washington State by championing thriving communities, a prosperous economy, and sustainable infrastructure

Today’s investment in our communities, workforce and infrastructure will directly influence the health of Washington State’s economy tomorrow. The Department of Commerce builds partners capacity to succeed by helping improve their effectiveness through education, technical assistance and access to data, analysis and funding opportunities. We are strategically clearing pathways for job creation through the development of local communities and a state economic climate that promotes innovation, removes barriers and prepares people for work.



  • Commerce implements the Growth Management Act developing the standards to which Counties must plan when developing comprehensive plans.