Commerce names three new Innovation Partnership Zones to foster economic growth

IPZs connect research, private sector, workforce partners to spur development in target clusters OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today designated three new Innovation Partnership Zones (IPZs) and reauthorized one other to help spur regional economic growth through key sectors such as manufacturing, global health and technology. “Washington is known worldwide for its innovation, research and development, and bold new ideas,” said Commerce Director Brian Bonlender. “The

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State board unanimously approves funding to increase aerospace competitiveness

Community Economic Revitalization Board awards $2 million loan to Snohomish County Airport OLYMPIA, WA – The state Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today announced approval of a $2 million loan for Snohomish County Airport to invest in Paine Field infrastructure. The County will use the funds, along with more than $2 million in local match, to prepare 42 acres of the Paine Field Aerospace Business Park for construction of an

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State board invests more than $2 million to grow local economies

Funds will support economic development in Clark, Whitman, and Yakima counties OLYMPIA, WA –The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today announced nearly $2.1 million in public investments targeting business growth and job creation across the state. “Tools like CERB help Washington businesses succeed, supporting jobs and increasing our state’s competitiveness,” said Brian Bonlender, director of the Washington State Department of Commerce. “CERB’s dedication to helping communities around Washington

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Washington state delegation at Paris Air Show celebrates MTorres move, joins Boeing to announce aerospace supplier summit return to Seattle

Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-2) and Washington state’s 51-person delegation at the 50th Anniversary International Paris Air Show today joined MTorres and Boeing in two announcements at the worldwide gathering of the aerospace industry held every two years in Le Bourget, near Paris, France. MTorres, a privately-owned Spanish supplier of highly sophisticated automated equipment to the aerospace and paper industries, today announced that Pacific Engineering, Inc. will open a new assembly

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Washington’s delegation ends another successful day at Air Show with Umbra Cuscinetti announcing move to larger facility in Everett

Delegation also applauds agreement between Dassault Systemes and Center of Excellence at Everett Community College Rep. Rick Larsen, tapped by Governor Jay Inslee to lead the Washington state delegation to the 50th International Paris Air Show, today joined Umbra Cuscinetti, Inc., to announce the company’s move into a newly-renovated, energy-efficient 68,000 square foot facility in Everett, WA. Umbra Cuscinetti is the U.S. entity of Italian-owned Umbra Group. This move allows

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Rep. Rick Larsen opens Washington pavilion at International Air Show

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), joined by leaders in Washington state’s aerospace industry, opened the Washington Pavilion at the 50th International Paris Air Show PARIS – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), joined by leaders in Washington state’s aerospace industry, opened the Washington Pavilion at the 50th International Paris Air Show, the largest worldwide event dedicated to the aviation and space industry. Larsen is leading the state’s 51-person delegation at the request of

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Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit Provides Suppliers Opportunity to Expand Capability, Capacity

– Boeing endorsed event held March 11 to 13, 2014 at Seattle Convention Center SEATTLE, June 19, 2013 – Manufacturers and suppliers from major global aerospace and defense industries will come together next year in Seattle for the Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit.  The aerospace industry is facing significant growth in the years ahead, and this unique event enables companies throughout the global supply chain to identify new business partners

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Researchers, manufacturers and industry join forces to advance Washington State composites at leading international trade show

Fourteen delegates join Commerce at JEC Composites show in Paris OLYMPIA, WA  –  A select group from the 100 companies that make up Washington’s $3.3 billion composites industry will join a Washington State Department of Commerce delegation to the JEC Composites trade show in Paris from March 12-14. The still-young composites industry, which has sparked a resurgence of quality manufacturing jobs in the state, provides products, parts and services to a broad range of

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Mobile tech innovators join Washington state delegation to 2013 Mobile World Congress

Companies look to the global market for new business opportunities. OLYMPIA, WA – From gaming and shopping apps to development platforms and analytics, Washington’s leading mobile technology companies head to the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 25-28 for the industry’s largest annual trade show. The 17 companies in the delegation, assembled with the support of the Washington State Department of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will be among

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