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 Office of Economic Development & Competitiveness (OEDC) is committed to providing businesses large and small with the specific solutions they need, wherever they are in the lifecycle, from conceptualization to an exit strategy.
To assist you, we offer a seasoned team of business professionals and adaptive programs and services that help you build your business, increase sales, enter new markets, find new partners and hire and train more workers.
Our suite of services and programs include: