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Tool Gauge Receives Grant to Bring 100 New Aerospace Jobs to Tacoma

Tacoma-based aerospace parts manufacturer Tool Gauge recently received a $125,000 grant for the hiring of approximately 100 new workers and the advanced training of 50 current employees. The Washing... Read More

Calling All Washington State Manufacturers!

Washington’s Manufacturing Awards program recognizes companies making important progress in productivity, growth and innovation. Considered the Oscars for Washington state manufacturers, comp... Read More

Krassimir Totev Rocks As King County Account Executive for Impact Washington

Krassimir Totev, King County Account Executive In his younger years, Krassimir Totev was truly a rock star in Europe; traveling the continent with his band, and developing an amazing following f... Read More

Wilcox Family Farms taps state Work Start grant to keep pace with growth

Commerce awards funding for training, and technical assistance to create 20 new full-time jobs over the next three years in the rural Pierce County community OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State... Read More

What Is the Defintion of Manufacturing? And Why Is It Important?

The latest Congressional Research Service Report was published on February 6, 2017. Read it in its entirety here.   Read More

Grow your Business in 2016 with Impact Washington!

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

Skills for Growth – Beyond the Low-Hanging Fruit

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | Workforce Development, Growth and Innovation
By Pete Carlson (President of Regional Growth Strategies) A new skill development system is beginning in regions across the US. Its defining feature is demand-driven – that is, it focuses on g... Read More

Grow your Business in 2016 with Impact Washington!

In early 2015, I joined Impact Washington as President and Center Director after six years as a board member. My background is primarily in electromechanical manufacturing in the Pacific NW. As an ent... Read More

Looking Out for Out-of-State Taxes: Key tax considerations when doing business outside your home state

By Bob Heller, Clark Nuber, P.S. Considering the possibilities of selling your products outside the state of Washington is exciting. An increased sales force beyond your state borders means greater e... Read More