Washington Maritime Blue launches ambitious plan for economic growth, jobs, ocean health

Washington Maritime Blue launches ambitious plan for economic growth, jobs, ocean health

  • January 8, 2019

Washington state’s diverse maritime sector establishes cluster organization, rallies around collaborative strategy to achieve decarbonization, global innovation hub, 21st Century workforce, growing working waterfronts. SEATTLE, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee today joined his Maritime Innovation Advisory Council and a host of leading voices for the roll out of Washington Maritime Blue, a comprehensive plan setting the course for taking the industry to the highest level of global clean maritime leadership.

Read More

Gov. Inslee’s budget makes significant investments in state workforce

Gov. Inslee’s budget makes significant investments in state workforce

  • December 13, 2018

OLYMPIA – Investments in workforce training programs are a significant part of Governor Jay Inslee’s proposed budget. Under his plan, more students will be able to enroll in programs, training facilities at community colleges will be upgraded, and the Career Connect Washington Plan will create expanded learning opportunities for K-12 students. “The Choose Washington New Market Airplane Council strongly supports workforce investments that will benefit all Washington state industries, especially

Read More

Conference provided opportunities for communities to learn more about Opportunity Zones

Conference provided opportunities for communities to learn more about Opportunity Zones

  • December 3, 2018

Thank you to everyone who made the Washington State Opportunity Zone Conference a huge success! Over 250 people attended the event, which was held in Seattle on Nov. 15 and hosted by Washington State Department of Commerce, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the National Development Council (NDC). Special thanks to Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, who kicked off the event and to Emcees Craig Nulte, Federal Reserve Bank

Read More

Washington life science delegation taps global growth opportunities in Dusseldorf, Germany this week

Washington life science delegation taps global growth opportunities in Dusseldorf, Germany this week

  • November 12, 2018

Commerce promoting small businesses to potential foreign partners and customers, including arranged meetings with delegations from Belgium, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Wales at world’s largest medical industry event. OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce kicked off several days of international business-to-business meetings today to showcase the state’s life sciences industry at MEDICA, the world’s largest trade show for the medical technology sector. Product categories

Read More

Governor’s NMA Council Recommends Actions to Maintain Edge in Aerospace and High-Demand Industry Talent

Governor’s NMA Council Recommends Actions to Maintain Edge in Aerospace and High-Demand Industry Talent

  • November 8, 2018

Early commitment to the council’s workforce strategy will help market the state’s extensive training system to local and global employers – a key factor in company siting decisions.     OLYMPIA, WA – Today, the Choose Washington New Mid-Market Airplane (NMA) Council released an innovative and comprehensive strategy to strengthen the state’s talent pool in aerospace and related high-demand industries. “Washington’s continued leadership in aerospace – and many other sectors – depends on

Read More

Commerce names new leads for economic development strategies in key aerospace and life science industry sectors

Commerce names new leads for economic development strategies in key aerospace and life science industry sectors

  • October 29, 2018

Robin Toth, former vice president at Greater Spokane, Inc., will head the state’s public-private collaborative efforts to grow aerospace in Washington; Julia Terlinchamp leaves Gov. Inslee staff to lead life sciences/global health sector development. OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Commerce announced today that Robin Toth and Julia Terlinchamp are the newest members of the state’s team leading strategic economic development in eight key industry sectors. Based in Commerce,

Read More

Innovative aerospace workforce and education strategy to be released by Governor’s Choose Washington NMA Council

Innovative aerospace workforce and education strategy to be released by Governor’s Choose Washington NMA Council

  • September 25, 2018

Two independent studies recognize Washington’s unmatched aerospace workforce; New recommendations aim to meet industry demand for the next generation of top talent.   GIG HARBOR, WA – Leaders of the effort to win design, production, and final assembly of Boeing’s potential new middle-market airplane (NMA) returned to Pierce County today, meeting at the newly opened Point Fosdick Antique Airplane Hangar. The gathering comes on the heels of yet another report ranking

Read More

Choose Washington delegation aims to boost business at Mobile World Congress Americas

Choose Washington delegation aims to boost business at Mobile World Congress Americas

  • September 10, 2018

Executives from businesses in the state’s massive information and communications technology (ICT) sector join the Department of Commerce this week for Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles. The international event is expected to draw more than 21,000 attendees from 110 countries and over 1,000 exhibitors, Sept. 12-14.