Networking with Niedersachsen plus LaunchPad audience hears why Washington is #1

Networking with Niedersachsen plus LaunchPad audience hears why Washington is #1

  • June 19, 2019

DAY 3: The mighty Choose Washington delegation marches on at the 2019 Paris Air Show. Highlights from our state’s largest delegation ever to the world’s largest aerospace event included a great networking event with companies from Germany’s Niedersachsen region. This area in Lower Saxony is another of the world’s top aerospace and tech clusters. The meetings today offered some exciting conversations and potential new partnerships. The relationship between Washington state

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Dr. Joseph Williams to join Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dr. Joseph Williams to join Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • June 19, 2019

Industry accomplishments during Williams’ tenure include doubling the number of slots for computer science degrees at state colleges and growth of tech apprenticeships for women, minorities, veterans.  OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Commerce announced today that on June 23 Dr. Joseph Williams will leave his information and communications technology (ICT) sector lead position to join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) as director

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Northern Ireland aerospace cluster packs the Choose Washington House for partnership event

Northern Ireland aerospace cluster packs the Choose Washington House for partnership event

  • June 18, 2019

DAY 2: Activities at the 2019 International Paris Air Show are in full swing, highlighted by a standing-room-only partnership event at the Choose Washington booth and punctuated again by numerous productive procurement meetings between Washington companies in our delegation and potential global business partners. Representatives of companies from one of Europe’s largest aerospace clusters in Northern Ireland packed the meeting room for a networking and pitch event with members of

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Washington delegation soaring at Paris Air Show 2019

Washington delegation soaring at Paris Air Show 2019

  • June 17, 2019

DAY 1: Washington state’s largest delegation ever to the International Paris Air Show completed a whirlwind opening day at the world’s largest gathering of the aerospace industry held every other year in Le Bourget, France. U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen, Lt Governor Cyrus Habib and Dr. Lisa Brown presided over the ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the Choose Washington booth this morning in the USA Partnership Pavilion, Hall 3, A82. As always, the

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“The State of U.S. Aerospace” headlines Washington state exhibit at Paris Air Show

“The State of U.S. Aerospace” headlines Washington state exhibit at Paris Air Show

  • June 13, 2019

Independent Teal Report on aerospace competitiveness ranks Washington state’s “supercluster” best for aerospace design and manufacturing; largest ever state delegation helps showcase why OLYMPIA, Wash. – Buoyed by top rankings in a detailed study of U.S. aerospace competitiveness produced by the Teal Group (Download 2019 Summary), the Washington State Department of Commerce hosts the state’s largest delegation ever under the Choose Washington banner in the USA Partnership Pavilion at the

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Commerce leads tech trade mission to Japan next week

Commerce leads tech trade mission to Japan next week

  • May 16, 2019

Artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality dominate Washington state technology delegation exploring investment, partnership opportunities in Tokyo and Osaka OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Department of Commerce will lead a delegation of nine companies on a state trade mission May 20-24 to Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. Opportunities in the growing artificial intelligence (AI) space is the primary focus for the four days of corporate site visits, briefings, pitch sessions and business development

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Wrapping up a great show at AIX 2019 Hamburg

Wrapping up a great show at AIX 2019 Hamburg

  • April 5, 2019

Our Choose Washington delegation wrapped up its business in Hamburg at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, or AIX as it is known, with a third successful day of meetings. Among the 14 companies exhibiting in the Washington booth this year was first-time participant Rick Taylor with Altek.“I had a great day today, I had many good meetings just approaching some of the large booths. Hopefully they will evolve into great opportunities.

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Washington companies on the move at Hannover Messe

Washington companies on the move at Hannover Messe

  • April 3, 2019

By Andrew Crowder, Commerce Business Services Specialist The Washington State Department of Commerce is leading a delegation of eight Washington companies in the “Internet of Things” (IoT) sector to Hannover Messe in Hannover Germany this week.  This is Washington’s eighth year participating in the show – the largest industrial technology show in the world, with more than 220,000 visitors, 6000 exhibitors, and 100 countries represented. Major global companies exhibit their

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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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