Category Archives: CTED

CTED becomes Washington State Department of Commerce, with emphasis on job creation

On July 26, 2009, the Washington State Department of Commerce was officially launched — creating a new name and mission for a state agency formerly known as the Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED). The department’s Governor-appointed director, … Continue reading

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Life sciences commercialization initiative signed into law by Governor Gregoire

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed into law E2SSB 6015 which directs the department of community, trade, and economic development (CTED) to review commercialization and innovation in the life sciences and technology sectors. According to the final bill report, CTED is … Continue reading

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Clean technology initiative signed into law by Washington Governor Gregoire

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed into law SSB 5921 which requires the governor to convene a temporary Clean Energy Leadership Council. The Council, in collaboration with a statewide, public-private alliance, will prepare a strategy for growing the clean energy technology … Continue reading

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CTED and Alibaba.com offer a free company listing to Wash. companies

CTED (Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development) has been invited by business-to-business Web site Alibaba.com to promote Washington companies and products around the globe. With over 16 million users, Alibaba is the world’s largest B2B marketplace and … Continue reading

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CTED: new director Rogers Weed, and proposed new name Department of Commerce

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire has named former Microsoft executive Rogers Weed to head the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED). Weed started his new role March 15. Governor Gregoire requested the legislature to rename CTED to … Continue reading

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Bookmark this! ChooseWashington.com

Searching for information about doing business in Washington? Check out the ChooseWashington.com Web site. The site, managed by the Business and Project Development team within the Washington State Department of Community, Trade & Economic Development, is part of CTED’s mission … Continue reading

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Energy Industry Plan in the Works for Washington

A new plan to capitalize on Washington’s strengths in energy resources and technology innovation could soon spell success for our state with respect to becoming a power player in the global energy market. The Washington State Office of Community, Trade … Continue reading

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