As an organization deeply committed to advancing the significance of manufacturing and showcasing the tremendous career prospects within our industry, we are thrilled to bring to your attention a momentous declaration that underscores the heartbeat of innovation and growth in our beloved State of Washington. Governor Jay Inslee has officially proclaimed October as "Manufacturing Month," a resounding recognition of the pivotal role manufacturing plays in shaping our economy, workforce, and overall prosperity. The Governor's proclamation can be accessed here.
In this proclamation, Governor Inslee highlights the cornerstone position of manufacturing in driving advancements in technology, fostering competitiveness, and contributing significantly to job creation. The diversity within Washington's manufacturing landscape, spanning aerospace, electronics, biotechnology, agriculture, and renewable energy, is celebrated as a testament to the strength and adaptability of our industrial base.
Why Does This Matter?
Manufacturing is not merely about production; it's a catalyst for innovation, a generator of employment, and a key player in the global marketplace. Washington's manufacturers consistently demonstrate a commitment to excellence, producing goods and products sought after nationally and contributing to our State's international reputation for quality and reliability.
The proclamation emphasizes the importance of investing in manufacturing to foster skill development and create opportunities for upward mobility for the citizens in our State. Governor Inslee calls upon all citizens, businesses, educational institutions, and community organizations to participate in Manufacturing Month events, workshops, and initiatives to promote job growth, innovation, and the development of a robust workforce.
How Can You Get Involved?
This proclamation is a reminder for all of us to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Washington's manufacturing sector. Whether you're a business owner, a student, or a community member, there are numerous ways to get involved. Attend local events, participate in workshops, and engage in initiatives that promote the growth of manufacturing jobs and foster innovation.
Join us in recognizing the significance of manufacturing in our State and celebrate the foresight of Governor Jay Inslee in proclaiming October as Manufacturing Month. Let's continue the work of coming together to support the continued success and prosperity of our sector.
Let's make Washington State Manufacturing Month, October 2023, one to remember as we celebrate the community's resilience, innovation, and growth.
Stay tuned for more updates on Manufacturing Month 2023 events and activities. In the meantime, you can view a current list of Manufacturing Events here.
Cheers to Manufacturing Month!