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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Washington Leads Nation in State GDP Growth; Unemployment at Lowest Level Since 2007

Washington Leads Nation in State GDP Growth; Unemployment at Lowest Level Since 2007

  • August 24, 2018

Once again, Washington posted top GDP numbers of all U.S. states:  3.6% for the first quarter of 2018 against 1.8% nationwide. This comes after our leading annual GDP growth in both 2016 and 2017. A soaring information communication tech (ICT) sector contributed more than half of our overall growth at 1.9 percentage points. Washington’s tech industry is still hiring as fast as companies can find qualified workers, according to Dr.

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UPDATE: Trade Wars and Tariffs

UPDATE: Trade Wars and Tariffs

  • August 22, 2018

In recent weeks, trade policies, tariffs and retaliatory actions are in the news almost daily. Washington state’s economy is more focused on international trade than any other U.S. state – nearly 40 percent of jobs here are tied to trade. That has drawn the attention of local, national and international media seeking to understand what the Trump Administration’s policies and actions mean for American businesses and workers. The latest round

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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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Gov. Inslee approves Opportunity Zones in communities across Washington

Gov. Inslee approves Opportunity Zones in communities across Washington

  • April 20, 2018

Special designation provides federal tax incentives for development in low-income areas OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee today approved 139 census tracts in 36 counties for “Opportunity Zone” status, enabling them to offer special federal tax breaks to encourage development and job creation. See a map and list of Washington’s newly designated Opportunity Zones. “Opportunity Zones have the potential to provide a much-needed boost to communities and target development projects,

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Wenatchee awarded nearly $1 million in state funding for McKittrick Street extension project

Wenatchee awarded nearly $1 million in state funding for McKittrick Street extension project

  • November 16, 2017

Community Economic Revitalization Board grant and loan will support $2.4 million private partner investment, create estimated 90 jobs. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $973,185 in public infrastructure development funding targeting business growth and job creation in the Wenatchee, Chelan County. A $859,409 loan and a $113,776 grant to the city of Wenatchee is for the McKittrick Street Extension Project, State funding is

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Washington state delegation exhibits at MEDICA in Dusseldorf, Germany this week

Washington state delegation exhibits at MEDICA in Dusseldorf, Germany this week

  • November 13, 2017

Commerce hosts eight companies at world’s largest medical industry trade show Nov. 13-17 OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce kicked off several days of business-to-business meetings and marketing activities today to showcase the state’s life sciences industry at MEDICA, the world’s largest trade show for the medical technology sector. Germany is Europe’s largest medical device market and the world’s third largest medical market, with an annual market

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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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