Governor’s Communications Office, 360-902-4136
For Immediate Release: Jun 13, 2012
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire currently announced she will be heading a commission of aerospace, immature appetite and record leaders to Ireland and England to grow a state exports, inspire unfamiliar investment, and eventually emanate new jobs for Washingtonians.
“Our efforts to boost a state exports are working,” Gregoire said. “In fact, only dual years after announcing my State Export Initiative, exports of Washington-made products jumped to a record $64.6 billion in 2011, an boost of some-more than 20 percent. This isn’t a time to rest. This is a time to build on that success – and continue relocating brazen with proven strategies, including face-to-face meetings with companies looking to do business in Washington state. Washington state has a good story to tell. And we know from past knowledge that pity that story with executives from around a universe leads to new pursuit growth.”
Gregoire will arrive in Dublin, Ireland on Jul 4th, where along with representatives from a Snohomish County Public Utilities District, will debate Open Hydro’s Greenore tidal appetite production facility. In Apr 2009, a PUD comparison OpenHydro to design, build and implement adult to 3 sea turbines during a tidal appetite commander plant in Admiralty Inlet, west of Whidbey Island.
While in Ireland, Gregoire will deliver several of a state’s aerospace supply companies to executives during Bombardier during a Belfast office. Gregoire will use a eventuality to inspire a craft manufacturer to sinecure some-more Washington aerospace supply companies as it builds new aircraft. Gregoire will control a identical assembly with executives during Airbus during a company’s Broughton, Wales office.
In Broughton, Gregoire will also join representatives on a debate of Electroimpact’s engineering support office. Electroimpact is headquartered in Mukilteo, and develops specialized machine used by Boeing, Airbus and other critical aerospace companies to build their products. Airbus, for example, purchased some-more than $300 million in apparatus from Electroimpact for a A380 wing production trickery in Broughton, a site a administrator will also tour. Electroimpact built machines weighing some-more than 1,300 tons in Mukilteo, afterwards shipped and commissioned them during a Airbus Broughton facility.
Gregoire and a commission will afterwards transport to London, where on Jul 9th, she will assistance open a Washington State Pavilion during a 2012 Farnborough Air Show, one of a largest tellurian aerospace events of a kind. More than 50 aerospace companies and several aerospace consortiums representing some-more than 200 Washington aerospace businesses will be exhibiting during a Air Show highlighting Washington state, including a world-class aerospace training programs, a some-more than 700 aerospace companies, and a some-more than 92,000 highly-skilled aerospace workers. At a trade show, Gregoire, Governor’s Office of Aerospace Director Alex Pietsch and Department of Commerce Director Rogers Weed will also accommodate with executives with aerospace companies from around a world, explaining a advantages of doing business here.
“We wrapped adult a atmosphere uncover in Paris final year with evident success stories,” Gregoire said. “I would design something identical during this year’s event. Aerospace companies need productivity, reliability, peculiarity and training. Washington state offers it all – that’s something that can’t be pronounced for other states or regions. That’s what gives Washington state a rival edge, and creates us a premier plcae for aerospace. This uncover ensures a rest of a universe knows that, and helps a efforts to grow this critical industry.”
Following her time during a Farnborough Air Show, Gregoire will pronounce before a Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce to plead Washington state’s mercantile expansion opportunities. Washington’s colourful and low record zone has a tip pursuit expansion in a republic in Seattle, sketch giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter along with up-and-coming origination leaders. Thames Valley is a likewise absolute tech core of a United Kingdom, providing a welcoming sourroundings for Washington companies. Gregoire will also stop by a Transport For London Olympic trade monitoring center, featuring record from Seattle-based INRIX and F5 Networks. There, she will see how Washington state record helps solve travel issues and revoke a economic, environmental and particular fee of gridlock in a world’s many undiluted cities.
“Governor Gregorie’s trade goal is an critical matter to build new business opportunities and production partnerships for Washington companies around a world,” pronounced Liz Lasater, Chief Executive Officer of Red Arrow Logistics, formed in Seattle. “Business outward a borders is critical to pursuit origination and for facilitating trade opportunities, so we find it lovely and enlivening that during this low economy a administrator has stepped adult to yield care where others are laissez faire. The aerospace attention is critical couple to a state’s economy, general trade and my company, Red Arrow Logistics. We will have a eventuality to rivet with tellurian companies who count on services that support a high value, time supportive and regulated needs of their supply chain.”
“Without a state and Gov. Gregoire’s investment to assistance Washington companies do business in Paris final year during a Paris Air Show, a critical expansion plan for a association in Europe would not have occurred,” pronounced Greg Kape, first partner of Bellevue-based Get It Group.
“As a pioneering business in a energetic industry, we find to serve rouse ourselves and a village in terms of record and business maturity,” pronounced Mashawn Drew, Chief Operations Officer, Custom Interface, Inc., Bingen, WA. “Joining Gov. Gregoire’s commission to a Farnborough International Air Show is an sparkling eventuality to rivet with a different operation of intensity customers. This trade goal will concede us brand and bond with new tellurian partners and perspective industries abroad to assistance us stay on a clever expansion trajectory.”
“Accompanying a Governor to accommodate with tip executives gave us a legitimacy that has severely accelerated a expansion of a business relations with a European vehicle manufacturers we visited final year,” pronounced Vincent Dupray, Enprecis General Manager -Europe.
“I accompanied a administrator and other Washington business executives on her trade goal to China to accommodate companies and find mutual mercantile interests in a particular markets. we met with Chinese executives who were really meddlesome in my company’s appetite storage products, and eager about intensity in their domestic renewable appetite markets,” pronounced Dave Curry, President CEO, Demand Energy, formed in Liberty Lake, WA. “I have subsequently done 8 trips to China. Putting together a corner try with a Chinese association that has resulted in a really clever tube of business. we have doubled my full- and part-time employees during a past year, and lifted equity. Trade missions clearly are an critical mercantile expansion plan for Washington companies able of offered their products internationally.”