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.
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
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
Independent Teal Report on aerospace competitiveness ranks Washington state’s “supercluster” best for aerospace design and manufacturing; 60 delegates help showcase why, beginning today OLYMPIA, WA – Buoyed by top rankings in a detailed study of U.S. aerospace competitiveness completed in June by the Teal Group (Download Report) , the Washington Department of Commerce hosts a 60-member delegation under the Choose Washington banner in Hall 1, Booth 1385 at the 2018
Independent researchers looked at 41 metrics in every state and DC; Washington’s dense aerospace “supercluster” is unmatched Seattle — Washington state is the best, most competitive, location in the U.S. for aerospace design and manufacturing, according to a comprehensive, independent report released today by Gov. Jay Inslee and members of the Choose Washington New Middle-of-the-Market Airplane (NMA) Council. Fairfax, Virginia-based Teal Group, led by Vice President of Analysis Richard Aboulafia and
A regional network of over 600 aerospace firms, including those in Pierce County, form an essential link in the state’s supply chain, depending on infrastructure investments around Washington to meet just-in-time delivery expectations LAKEWOOD, WA – Leaders in the effort to win design, production and final assembly of Boeing’s potential new middle-of-the-market airplane (NMA) met in Pierce County today, where proximity to OEMs and major trade routes has created a
As the Boeing Company considers the business case for a potential New Mid-Market Airplane, Council co-chairs will help make Washington’s case as the best place for industry investment – growing aerospace businesses and sustaining jobs for generations of workers
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Mobile World Congress is in full swing in Barcelona. Executives from Bank of America, FedEx, Amazon, Telefonica, accueweather, Microsoft, Sky and Barclays Bank were among those visiting our companies at the Choose Washington stand in the Hanse-Aerospace Pavilion today. Members of our delegation also had a full slate of meetings and networking events, including a government-sponsored panel with companies and investors from Spain. We’re excited for another day of creating
By Robert Fiddick, Commerce International Trade Team The highlight of Day One for the Choose Washington trade show delegation at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain was the chance to greet King Felipe VI. The invitation reflects the strong relationship between Spain and Washington State. We were the first delegation to meet with the king at the show. James Costos, the U.S. Ambassador to Spain, visited our exhibit in the