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In Goods Shipped Worldwide Last Year

The Washington State Advantage

Following are just a few of the competitive advantages of doing business in Washington State:

    • Washington’s century of innovation in aircraft and space system design and production offers businesses rapid connection to a robust supply chain, from raw materials to finished products.
    • A seasoned workforce of 100,000+ strong can contribute right from the start, leveraging their tremendous knowledge and experience in solving challenging problems and producing the most amazing aircraft, avionics, systems, UAVs, rocket engines and satellites in the world.
    • A laser focus on next-gen industry opportunities such as air mobility, electric propulsion, autonomous networks, artificial intelligence, machine learning, advanced structures and satellite clusters.


  • The ability to tap into synergistic industries, including Washington’s information and communication technology, advanced manufacturing, military and defense and clean energy sectors.
  • An export hub that’s equidistant between European and Asian markets and a day’s sail closer to major Asian seaports and overseas suppliers.
  • Close proximity to world-class research universities and a national research laboratory, one of only 10 such labs in the United States.


If you’re looking for additional production capacity, a smart investment or expansion strategy, or new partners in the most diverse aerospace sector in the world, give us call at +1 206 256 6100 or email us at


Expand your business internationally.

Washington State businesses understand the power of tapping overseas markets. Last year, $41.3 billion in goods were shipped worldwide by more than 12,000 businesses statewide, 90% of those small to medium-sized companies. 

Washington State Delegates

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Aerovel Corporation

Aerovel Corporation specializes in the development and manufacturing of advanced Vertical Take-off and Land (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) with disruptive attributes that spans various Tactical UAS group segment.

Mark Bauman
Business Development
+1 703 232 4837

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Air Informatics LLC

Air Informatics LLC is dedicated to the design, operations, and cybersecurity of e-Enabled Aircraft, the digital, software and data intensive, connected airplane. We have extensive in depth experience in today’s connected airplane, the corporate business jets and airliners. We have worked with Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Gulfstream aircraft in the design, test, cybersecurity and operations, for large corporations, high net worth individuals, private business jet operators, the major consulting firms and airlines from around the world. Our team members are experienced airline executives, security, engineering and maintenance staff in the industry.

Bruce Jackson
+1 646 645 5279

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Gladiator Technologies Division of LKD Aerospace

Gladiator Technologies is a leader in designing and manufacturing low noise, high performance MEMS-based inertial sensors and systems including gyros, accelerometers, IMUs, and GPS-aided inertial navigation systems. These environmentally robust, cost-effective inertial products have been proven on a variety of commercial and defense applications such as unmanned systems, missile, torpedo, ISR platforms and multiple other air, sea, and ground platforms.

Eric Yates
VP, New Business Development
+1 206 755 4327

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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. GSP collaborates with community and economic development partners to ensure that every person in the Puget Sound region has the opportunity to prosper. Throughout the world we tell the story of our talent, pioneering spirit, unique communities, and quality of life.

Josh Davis
Vice President of Global Trade and Investment
+1 206 690 6388

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Machinists Inc.

Machinists Inc. produces complex, quick turn-around projects from single components to full manufacturing systems. We specialize in large capacity 5-axis machining, fabrication, and assembly with close tolerance needs for aerospace projects from tooling to mission critical parts. Our capabilities for size and precision are unmatched in the industry with full ISO and ITAR qualifications to give our customers peace of mind that we’ll get it right the first time, every time.

Adam Grim
Public Relations Manager
+1 206 478 8922

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Rebirth Analytics

Risks are interconnected… so is the solution.

Our technology delivers a multidimensional & correlated view into a supply chain ecosystem. Enterprises can transform supplier risk from a liability into an asset and gain predictive visibility into the multiple types of risk hazards that can impact their suppliers. Suppliers can win more clients by becoming Risk Assessed Certified, proving that they are stable and able to take on more business.

Jeremy Coupland
Managing Director and Co-Founder
+44 7903 397698

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Taqtile, Inc.

Taqtile’s Manifest offers a robust and secure platform to digitize MRO. With flexible deployment (cloud/on-premise), multi-layered security, and accessibility from any device (iOS, Android, HoloLens, etc.), Manifest is the only platform that can promise rapid scalability. Manifest augments worker cognition, reduces cognitive stress, and captures operations data in real-time. The platform aggregates critical elements of operational systems to do more with less… and do it better. 

John Mathieu
Managing Director
+33 672 10 20 29

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TLG Aerospace Corporation

TLG Aerospace is an Engineering solution provider in the areas of Aerodynamics, Stability & Control, Loads Development, Flutter and Vibration Analysis, and Aerospace Structural Design and Analysis.  We service a broad range of businesses in development of new aircraft and space vehicle design, as well as aircraft modifications including Drag Improvements, Performance and Handling Qualities and other Performance Improvements.  TLG’s services are supported by five on-staff FAA-recognized Designated Engineering Representatives (DER’s) which support our customer’s FAA, EASA and CAAC Certification programs.

Steve Nelson
Director, Program Management
+1 206 229 4937

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Zepher is an AS9100-certified contract manufacturer and integrator of complex electromechanical systems for aerospace, defense, and autonomous vehicle industries. Zepher is also developing a new generation of VTOL fixed-wing UAS for military and government operations. Zepher’s core capability is the turnkey delivery of complex products.

Adam Stolz
VP, Programs
+1 812 664 3021

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ZEVA is bringing personal air transportation to everyone – with an affordable, electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft called the ZERO. ZEVA is currently flight-testing a full-scale prototype. We design and build electric aircraft for true point to point travel. Our larger mission is to fundamentally transform the way people get around by providing sustainable air vehicles for daily personal use – giving everyone the freedom to fly every day. We believe this will be the fastest way to get anywhere within a 50-mile radius, by traveling over 160 miles per hour.

Stephen Tibbitts
+1 253 820 7822

An export expert is always nearby.

Exports drive much of the state’s economy. It’s estimated that nearly a third of the state’s economic growth can be attributed directly to exports and almost half of the new jobs created in the state are export related. Leading this growth in exports is the Department of Commerce, which works closely with businesses who are exporting now or want to export in the future.

Our Dubai Airshow 2021 Team

Our team of business experts stands at the ready to help you do business in and with Washington State. Whether you want to locate a new facility or partner with a leading edge Washington company, we are ready to help you expand.

Amandine Crabtree

Amandine Crabtree

International Trade Specialist

Washington State
Department of Commerce

+1 206 256 6137

Lucy Atkinson

Lucy Atkinson

Europe Representative

Washington State
Department of Commerce

T: 44 1451 822252
M: 44 7899 804036

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.