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A bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce
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Office of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship (OIE)

Washington State Department Of Commerce


Olympia, WA

Project Name

Washington Maritime BLUE Innovation Ecosystem Development Project



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The Washington State Department of Commerce will establish a vision and comprehensive strategy for Washington’s maritime industry to accelerate innovation and support the modernization of the maritime industry. Washington State’s maritime sector is uniquely poised to become a global leader in innovation and sustainability, ensuring that the state thrives in the increasingly competitive national and international marketplace for maritime services. With EDA’s support, this project will accelerate technology innovation in Washington’s maritime sector by identifying gaps and opportunities which will be essential to continue growth in job creation, retention, recruitment, and expansion.