Spain and Washington kick off formal trade relationship

Spain and Washington kick off formal trade relationship

  • March 5, 2019

Commerce Director Lisa Brown leads state trade mission to Spain, culminating in signing memorandum of understanding to grow trade, business opportunities. OLYMPIA, Wash. – Commerce Director Lisa Brown and Maria Pena Mateos, chief executive officer of ICEX, the public agency attached to Spain’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, agreed to promote economic cooperation for the benefit of trade relations and boost opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses in Spain

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Washington state delegation to international tech trade show MWC Barcelona includes startups, blockchain companies, AI, AR/VR, 5g solutions

Washington state delegation to international tech trade show MWC Barcelona includes startups, blockchain companies, AI, AR/VR, 5g solutions

  • February 25, 2019

Commerce department hosts 14 innovative companies, showcases state’s booming tech sector in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 25 – Feb 28 OLYMPIA, Wash.  – Executives from some of Washington’s most innovative small and medium-sized tech companies join the Department of Commerce this week at MWC19 (formerly Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, Spain. Several of the delegation companies are exciting startups in artificial intelligence, big data and AR/VR. Many of the delegation companies

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Spokane Airports chief Lawrence Krauter appointed to Governor’s NMA Executive Council

Spokane Airports chief Lawrence Krauter appointed to Governor’s NMA Executive Council

  • February 19, 2019

Governor Inslee’s Choose Washington New Middle-Market Airplane (NMA) Executive Council bolsters statewide aerospace development efforts with addition of Spokane Airports Chief Executive Officer Lawrence Krauter OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee’s Choose Washington New Middle-Market Airplane (NMA) Council today announced Lawrence Krauter will serve on the executive council of the statewide effort to solidify Washington as the preferred location for design, production and final assembly of an all-new aircraft under

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Commerce awards five-year contract to Washington Tourism Alliance

Commerce awards five-year contract to Washington Tourism Alliance

  • January 31, 2019

The Washington Tourism Alliance issued this press release on Jan. 31. Commerce announced today that the Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA) has been awarded a five-year contract to provide tourism marketing services for the Washington state, effective immediately. The WTA, a private, 501[c]6 organization led by the state tourism industry, will assume the role of official statewide destination marketing organization with the goal of enhancing economic prosperity through visitor volume, expenditures,

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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