Washington State Department of Commerce
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Agency overview
HeadquartersOlympia, Washington
Agency executive

The Washington State Department of Commerce is a state agency in Washington. Based in the state's capitol, Olympia, Washington, the agency is responsible for community and economic development. The agency manages several boards and commissions with a focus on businesses, local governments, tribes, and community-based organizations.[1][2][3]

The current director of the department is Lisa Brown, a former majority leader of the Washington State Senate.[4]


  1. ^ "The Washington State Department of Commerce - Learn About Us". Washington State Department of Commerce. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "About Commerce's Office of Economic Development & Competitiveness". Washington State - Building Business Legends. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "Washington State Department of Commerce – CleanTech Alliance". Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  4. ^ "Inslee names Lisa Brown to head state Commerce Dept". AP NEWS. January 29, 2019. Retrieved August 29, 2020.