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

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

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

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

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

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

Read More

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

Read More

“The State of U.S. Aerospace” headlines Washington State exhibit at Farnborough International Airshow

“The State of U.S. Aerospace” headlines Washington State exhibit at Farnborough International Airshow

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

Read More

Washington State ranks “most competitive” in U.S. by a wide margin for aerospace manufacturing

Washington State ranks “most competitive” in U.S. by a wide margin for aerospace manufacturing

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

Read More

Governor’s Choose Washington NMA Council, aerospace suppliers convene in Pierce County to continue work on new airplane opportunity

Governor’s Choose Washington NMA Council, aerospace suppliers convene in Pierce County to continue work on new airplane opportunity

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

Read More