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,

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Snohomish County’s significant aerospace assets showcased for Governor’s Choose Washington NMA Council

Snohomish County’s significant aerospace assets showcased for Governor’s Choose Washington NMA Council

  • June 26, 2018

Nearly half of Washington State’s world-leading aerospace workforce is in Snohomish County, where suppliers support Airbus, Bombardier, Comac, Embraer, Mitsubishi and Sukhoi in addition to Boeing. EVERETT, 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 Snohomish County today, where Paine Field’s Aerospace Training Complex brings together Everett and Edmonds Community Colleges, the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee

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Governor’s Choose Washington NMA advisory council highlights statewide aerospace strength with visit to industry assets in Spokane

Governor’s Choose Washington NMA advisory council highlights statewide aerospace strength with visit to industry assets in Spokane

  • April 17, 2018

Over 120 companies in the Spokane area support industry employers across the world, including Boeing, making it America’s fifth largest aerospace cluster SPOKANE, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee’s Choose Washington NMA Council met in Spokane today, visiting the region’s aerospace assets that make the Inland Northwest the fifth largest aerospace cluster in the nation. “We are invested in maintaining the largest and finest aerospace workforce and production capabilities in the

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How competitive is Washington state?

How competitive is Washington state?

  • February 16, 2018

Top aerospace industry analyst Richard Aboulafia was interviewed by Seattle Times reporter Dominic Gates on the first day of the 2018 Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance conference. Governor Inslee’s Choose Washington NMA Council recently announced hiring Aboulafia and Teal Group to produce a an independent competitive analysis addressing in detail the state’s benefits and challenges to win design, manufacture and assembly of the Boeing Company’s proposed new middle-of-the-market airplane, sometimes referred

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Washington State delegation seeks new business at Dubai Airshow

Washington State delegation seeks new business at Dubai Airshow

  • November 9, 2017

United Arab Emirates one of world’s largest markets for civil and military aircraft OLYMPIA, WA – A 12-member delegation recruited and led by the Washington State Department of Commerce heads to Dubai, United Arab Emirates this weekend, for what has become one of the largest international airshows. Representatives of nine companies will exhibit at the Choose Washington display in the USA Pavilion, and Commerce is representing two additional companies, the

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Commerce to sign agreement with Niedersachsen Ministry during Paris Air Show trip

Commerce to sign agreement with Niedersachsen Ministry during Paris Air Show trip

  • June 19, 2017

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, Commerce Director Brian Bonlender co-host Washington state’s 70+-member delegation – the largest ever – to the world’s premier aerospace trade show OLYMPIA, WA – U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Washington State Commerce Director Brian Bonlender today kicked off four days of development meetings and VIP events for the state’s largest- ever trade delegation to the 2017 International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France. More

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NEWS RELEASE: Washington State’s Composite Recycling Technology Center wins $500K “Innovation Accelerator” grant, debuts first retail product at Museum of Flight

NEWS RELEASE: Washington State’s Composite Recycling Technology Center wins $500K “Innovation Accelerator” grant, debuts first retail product at Museum of Flight

  • December 1, 2016

U.S. Commerce Asst. Secretary Jay Williams announces funding to promote investment in manufacturing communities, demonstrates world’s first product from uncured carbon fiber composite scrap SEATTLE, Wash. – Many times stronger than steel and less than half the weight of aluminum, carbon fiber composite scrap – once considered worthless – took center stage today in a press conference with a twist, hosted by the Washington State Department of Commerce at the

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NEWS RELEASE: Commerce leads state trade delegation to Tokyo for Japan International Aerospace Exhibition, Oct. 12-15

NEWS RELEASE: Commerce leads state trade delegation to Tokyo for Japan International Aerospace Exhibition, Oct. 12-15

  • October 11, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash – A Washington State Department of Commerce delegation of seven Washington companies and three partner organizations arrive in Tokyo today for the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition, held only once every four years, October 12-15 in Tokyo, Japan. The “ChooseWashington” delegation will promote our state’s position as the leading global hub for aerospace. An estimated 700 exhibitors from over 35 countries participate in the event, organized by the Society

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Why is space commercialization thriving in Washington State?

Why is space commercialization thriving in Washington State?

  • July 7, 2016

John Thornquist, Director, Office of Aerospace, explains some of the many reasons why a robust space cluster emerged from Washington’s booming aerospace and technology sectors. These are his welcome remarks delivered at the sold-out NewSpace 2016 Conference, held June 21-23, 2016 in Seattle, WA.