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Workforce Program A Big Hit With Local Manufacturers

Friday, July 22, 2016 | Manufacturing
43 Clark County manufacturers are taking advantage of the Make it in Washington program This post originally appeared in a July 15, 2016 issue of The Vancouver Business Journal. The loss of Ame... Read More

What’s next for Southwest Washington’s manufacturing scene?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | Manufacturing
While the last few years have been strong for manufacturing in Southwest Washington, leaders in economic development are busy working to grow the industry now and in the years to come. In order to d... Read More

How Next-Gen Lean Can Save Defense Manufacturers

Thursday, July 7, 2016 | Manufacturing
Impact Washington is working to save family wage jobs through the Defense Manufacturing Pilot Program Thousands of Washingtonians count on small and medium-size manufacturers for family wage jobs. Bu... Read More

Announcing the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | Manufacturing
At Impact Washington, our mission is to help Manufacturing companies in Washington State grow. I’m excited to announce a new partner program that is aligned with this mission, the National Netwo... Read More

Impact Washington Gets New Home

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | Manufacturing
Washington Manufacturing Alert Vol. 8, Issue 10 May 9, 2016   For most of its 18-plus years of existence, Impact Washington, the manufacturing extension organization for the state, has been... Read More

Grow your Business in 2016 with Impact Washington!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | Manufacturing
Governor Jay Inslee, Puget Sound Regional Council and Impact Washington rolled out results of a pilot project that will save over $1 million annually for six defense manufacturers and will result in a... Read More

Are You Aware Of The Latest ISO Certification Requirements?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | Manufacturing
Are you aware of the latest ISO certification requirements? ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system. It helps businesses and organizations to be more effi... Read More

Washington Manufacturing Awards 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | Manufacturing
Last week, Seattle Business magazine honored 15 pioneering companies at its annual Washington Manufacturing Awards gala. The event attracted 300 business leaders from across the state. The diversity o... Read More

The Wisdom of Andy Grove

Thursday, April 14, 2016 | Manufacturing
Want to create manufacturing jobs in the US? Ask someone besides a politician how to make it happen: Ask someone who does it. T. Grove didn’t pursue these goals for political reasons, or do it... Read More

Skills for Growth – Beyond the Low-Hanging Fruit

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | Manufacturing
By Pete Carlson (President of Regional Growth Strategies) A new skill development system is beginning to take shape in regions across the US. It’s defining feature is that it’s demand-dr... Read More