Washington State Department of Commerce
Agency overview
HeadquartersOlympia, Washington
Agency executive
  • Mike Fong, Director

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]

Mike Fong, the former deputy mayor of Seattle and a regional director of the U.S. Small Business Administration, was appointed as head of the department in April 2023.[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. ^ Cornfield, Jerry (April 12, 2023). "Former Snohomish County official to lead WA Department of Commerce". The Everett Herald. Retrieved May 22, 2023.