About UsThe Office of Economic Development & Competitiveness
Washington’s economic development experts.
To strengthen communities and create living wage jobs statewide, the Washington State Department of Commerce offers businesses, entrepreneurs and investors, especially those in rural and underserved communities, an impressive array of consulting and support services, most of which are free.
The goal of Commerce’s Office of Economic Development & Competitiveness (OEDC) is to make it easy to do business in Washington, whether you’re an international firm interested in investing or relocating, a small business wishing to get into exporting or in need of expansion, or an entrepreneur who is ready to roll out the next big thing. To that end, we offer a seasoned team of business professionals and adaptive programs and services that help you increase sales, enter new markets, find new partners and hire and train more workers.
Our suite of services and programs include: