Washington State Department of Commerce
Commerce Mission: Grow and improve jobs in Washington State
Our Vision: Make Washington the most attractive, creative and fertile investment environment for innovation in the world as a means of achieving long-term global competitiveness, prosperity and economic opportunity for the state’s citizens. The Commerce vision is adopted directly from our partners at the Washington Economic Development Commission.
The Washington State Department of Commerce is 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 boards and commissions, all focused on achieving one clear and simple mission: to grow and improve jobs in Washington.
Our key customers include business/employers, local governments and community-based organizations. Commerce also plays the crucial role of convening numerous local, state, regional and federal partners and stakeholders, public and private. Together we work to support the Governor’s priorities and achieve shared goals and objectives for the citizens of Washington.