Governor’s Choose Washington NMA Council continues aerospace industry meetings in Kitsap County

Governor’s Choose Washington NMA Council continues aerospace industry meetings in Kitsap County

Leaders in state’s “most affordable place to live” tout high educational attainment, multi-modal access to international markets, highly skilled labor pool and $6.1 billion defense economy as strengths in Washington’s bid to design and build proposed Boeing middle-market airplane. BREMERTON, WA – Leaders spearheading the effort to win design, production and final assembly of Boeing’s potential new middle-market airplane (NMA) met in Kitsap County today, where a $6.1 billion defense

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Public Works Board approves over $5.4 million in loans to communities in need

Public Works Board approves over $5.4 million in loans to communities in need

Pre-construction loans will help 10 Washington communities pursue needed public infrastructure work OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Public Works Board today awarded $5,430,540 in pre-construction loans to 10 cities, counties and water districts throughout the state. This is just the second time in five years the Board has had funding available to issue these low-interest loans for vital public infrastructure improvements to roads, water, sanitary sewer and street systems.

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Commerce awards $39 million to increase facilities for behavioral health care statewide

Commerce awards $39 million to increase facilities for behavioral health care statewide

Investment in 341 additional spaces supports Gov. Inslee’s 5-year plan to modernize state mental health systems with more community-based facilities OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $39 million in grants to 18 health care providers across Washington, adding needed spaces to help people with a wide variety of behavioral health issues. These grant funds will help create 341 additional beds, including providing safe places for

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Washington State wins 2 out of 11 grants from HUD for youth homelessness programs, totaling $7 million

Washington State wins 2 out of 11 grants from HUD for youth homelessness programs, totaling $7 million

In case you missed it, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $43 million in grants to help end youth homelessness, and $7 million is coming to Washington state. Our state’s bold leadership and innovative approaches were rewarded for the second consecutive year, with two of just 11 grants awarded nationwide coming here. Last year, King County received one of the limited number of annual awards from the Youth Homeless

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Day 2 at Farnborough: Choose WA delegation going strong

Day 2 at Farnborough: Choose WA delegation going strong

  Our mighty Washington state delegation of 14 companies, 11 economic development organizations, ports, education and workforce training schools, Aerospace Futures Alliance and Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance hit the ground running again today. Floor traffic at our Choose Washington booth is strong, and business is buzzing. Highlights of our second full day include a group procurement meeting with Bombardier, meetings with companies from Northern Ireland and another group meeting with

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Join Us to Celebrate Washington’s ABLE Program Launch!

Join Us to Celebrate Washington’s ABLE Program Launch!

Join us to celebrate Washington’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program launch! The celebration will be followed by a question-and-answer period. When: July 23 at 11 a.m. Where: Legislative Building, Columbia Room at the Washington State Capitol Campus, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504 | Parking information Washington State’s ABLE Savings Plan allows people with disabilities and their families to save for future expenses without losing their state and federal

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Clean Energy Fund 3 Research, Development, and Demonstration Grant Program

Clean Energy Fund 3 Research, Development, and Demonstration Grant Program

Commerce will be accepting applications for Research, Development and Demonstration grants beginning July 16. The Washington State Legislature created the program to support Washington’s research institutions, organizations and clean energy technology companies. Primary goals are to: Provide a public benefit to the citizens of Washington through development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technologies that save energy and reduce energy costs, reduce harmful air emissions or otherwise increase energy independence for the

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