Washington State Department of Commerce


Washington State Department of Commerce


About Commerce

Our Mission

The Washington State Department of Commerce's mission is to grow and improve jobs in Washington State by championing thriving communities, a prosperous economy, and sustainable infrastructure. We help strengthen communities by bringing together people and resources.


We are the lead state agency charged with enhancing and promoting sustainable community and economic vitality in Washington. We administer a diverse portfolio of more than 100 programs and several state boards and commissions, all focused on helping communities achieve positive growth.

Our key customers include businesses, local governments and community-based organizations. We also play the crucial role of convening numerous local, state, regional and federal partners and stakeholders, both public and private. Together we work to support the Governor's priorities and achieve shared goals and objectives for the citizens of Washington.