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From Buying to Building Talent

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | Manufacturing
Kristin Kautz, Impact Washington Resource Provider In my thirty years working with you all in manufacturing and helping you with workforce development and training, I have constantly heard the c... Read More

Impact Washington Center Director Press Release

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | Manufacturing
Date of release: October 11, 2018 From: Impact Washington Board of Directors To: Agencies, Ecosystem partners, all employees and all Resource Partners Informational Contact:     ... Read More

NIST Updates Cybersecurity Framework to Tackle Supply Chain Threats, Vulnerability Disclosure and More

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | Manufacturing
Four years after the initial iteration was released, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released version 1.1 of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecu... Read More

City of Tacoma’s MBDA Business Center Named Public Agency of the Year 

Friday, March 16, 2018 | Manufacturing
Tacoma, Wash. — The City of Tacoma’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center has been named Public Agency of the Year by the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Dev... Read More

Welcome Will Kitchen

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Manufacturing
New Southwest Washington Account Executive, Will Kitchen Dear Clients and Friends, I’d like to introduce a new member of our Impact Washington team, Will Kitchen.  He will be starti... Read More

Stories From the Road

Friday, February 9, 2018 | Manufacturing
Steve Winters, Account Executive Northwest Washington I recently had meetings with Twin Brook Creamery in Lynden, Healthy Pet in Ferndale, and Golden Boy Foods in Blaine. Twin Brooks utilizes ... Read More

Calling All Washington State Manufacturers!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Manufacturing
Washington’s Manufacturing Awards program recognizes companies making important progress in productivity, growth and innovation. Considered the Oscars for Washington state manufacturers, compani... Read More

Q&A With Sarah Stuart: Guest Post On Cybersecurity

Thursday, December 28, 2017 | Cybersecurity
  Geoff Lawrence, Account Executive This month’s Q&A With Sarah Stuart is hosted by her colleague, Geoff Lawrence, Impact Washington’s resident expert on Cybersecurity.&nb... Read More

Q&A With Sarah Stuart: Find Your Bright Spot

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Lean
As I have traveled our state, I have received  many questions about the best way to start doing Lean. While Lean has helped many companies in some manufacturing industries improve significantly, ... Read More

Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Out of Office
I’m back!  After a long period of time where I have been focusing on finishing lots of reports and projects, I finally have a moment to think, write, and share about my trips around the Sta... Read More