Paris Airshow 2023Business Development
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Washington State is defining the future of aerospace, aviation and space on multiple fronts. From aircraft powered by electricity, hydrogen and other sustainable fuels to bold new initiatives that will take astronauts to the moon and beyond, the state’s 1,400+ aerospace companies are building a future based on innovation, experience and more than a century of success.
We invite you to stop by the Choose Washington exhibit space, Stand 3-B148 in Hall 3 at the show. Our team of industry experts will be meeting with interested businesses and investors throughout the Paris Air Show and many of our companies will be on hand to discuss their products and services and answer any questions you may have about the state’s expansive aerospace industry.
We are accepting a limited number of meetings with decision makers who want to learn more about Washington and how we can help your business meet its future goals, leapfrog the competition and maximize profits.
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Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC)
EASC is a non–profit corporation representing a partnership of the private and public sectors. We market the business climate of Snohomish County, which is the location of Boeing Everett. EASC provides complimentary and confidential consulting services to aerospace companies with expansion or relocation projects. Boeing Everett has been assembling twin–aisle aircraft in Snohomish County since 1967; 54 years! The 747, 767 (including the KC–46A tanker derivative), 777/X and 787 aircraft were developed and assembled at this location. Aerospace employment is 31,000. This is nearly half the aerospace workforce in Washington State. We invite you to “Land Here”.
Gary Clark, President/CEO
Phone: +1 425 248 4211
Economic Development Board Tacoma-Pierce County
Part of an extensive regional aerospace supplier network, Pierce County is an ideal location for additional aerospace companies. Located near Seattle–Tacoma International Airport and Boeing’s main manufacturing centers, Pierce County has available land, affordable and dependable infrastructure, and an outstanding workforce. Home to a Boeing fabrication plant and aerospace suppliers such as Toray
Composite Materials America, Inc., GKN Aerospace, and Sekisui Aerospace, Pierce County welcomes additional firms and encourages companies interested in expansion or relocation. The EDB is ready to provide confidential and free consulting services to aide in your search for suppliers or a U.S. location.
Bruce Kendall, CEO
Phone: +1 253 208 8458
Greater Seattle Partners
Greater Seattle Partners (GSP) is a public–private partnership that leads regional economic development through global business attraction, site selection and investment and trade opportunities in the Greater Seattle region. Throughout the world we tell the story of our talent, pioneering spirit, unique communities, and quality of life. For more information visit Greater–Seattle.com.
Josh Davis, Vice President of Global Trade & Investment
Paine Field Snohomish County Airport
Paine Field is home to a comprehensive cluster of aerospace manufacturing, with training and education centers to equip our world class workforce. Boeing manufactures and tests the 737 MAX, 767, 777, 777X, and 787 at the world’s largest manufacturing complex adjacent to Paine Field. A 105–acre aerospace business park has been created to accommodate 800,000 sf of future aerospace development. Located in one of the world’s leading hubs of innovation and research, Snohomish County is also home to global industry leaders and innovative start–ups.
Joshua W. Marcy, A.A.E., Title Airport Director
Phone: +1 425 308–2347
Terry Ryan, Title Aerospace Economic Development Director
Phone: +1 425 327–3648
Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA)
Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance is a non–profit organization that promotes the growth and global competitiveness of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Cluster through: Events, Awards, Membership, Scholarships and Sponsorship. PNAA is made up of coalition of aerospace companies that serve North America’s largest commercial aerospace manufacturing cluster which centers around growing segments in the Pacific Northwest.
Nikki Malcom, CEO & Executive Director
Spokane International Airport
Spokane International Airport is committed to the creation of a world–class aerospace focused transportation, logistics and advanced manufacturing center. Situated in the midst of the 5th largest aerospace cluster in the United States, the Airport has over 500 acres of land available for purchase or lease. This land is zoned for industrial use and lies within the boundaries of a public development authority, an opportunity zone and Foreign–Trade Zone No. 224. The Airport area has seen substantial infrastructure investment from the local, state and federal level as well as two reconstructed interchanges facilitating access onto and off of nearby Interstate 90.
Todd Woodard, Director, Marketing/Public Affairs
Phone: +1 509–998–7265
Apply for an export voucher and reduce your export-related expenses
The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Export Voucher Program provides direct cash assistance to qualifying small businesses to help them expand their international sales.
The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.