August 2023

3 Simple Steps

Putting Your Best Foot Forward Goes Both Ways in Job Recruitment

The manufacturing industry needs help to get new workers involved. Retaining talent and upskilling the workforce you already have is a great way to utilize your resources without recruiting more employees and risking turnover. 

Attracting new talent is essential to a sustainable workforce and continued growth. The issue many manufacturers are facing is how to recruit skilled workers. The manufacturing field has seen record-low growth, expecting millions of jobs to be left unfilled shortly. This doesn’t have to be the fate of your company. Consider these simple steps to help you build a future workforce and implement an effective workforce development strategy.  

AWB Tour 2

We'd like to Announce our Support and Partnership with the Association of Washington Business (AWB) for their Annual Manufacturing Week Bus Tour

 Collaborative Efforts Illuminate the Vital Role of Industry in State's Economy

We are proud to announce our involvement as an Industry Spotlight Sponsor in the annual Manufacturing Week bus tour hosted by the Association of Washington Business (AWB) from October 4 to October 11. Aligned with the nationwide MFG Day initiative, this tour showcases modern manufacturing to students, parents, and the public.

This participation signifies Impact Washington's fourth year partnering with AWB for this event, with this year marking our second participation on the AWB bus. Learn more here

Manufacturing Directory  500 &times

We invite you to feature your company and products in our online directory - FREE of charge!

The Washington Manufacturing Directory offers a range of benefits for businesses seeking to establish themselves as genuine representatives of "Made in Washington" origin.

Your listing will increase visibility and acknowledge your business as a local manufacturer. This recognition holds considerable importance in the present-day market, where consumers and enterprises frequently prioritize their commitment to local industries and products. Learn more here

Manufacturing Opportunities 500 &times

Manufacturers, your capabilities are in demand!

The MEP National Network Open Supplier Scouting and Matching Service Program is collecting needs from companies around the Nation and Puerto Rico.

You may have the solution that others are seeking. View the open opportunities here 

Supplier Scouting  500 &times

Need support sourcing rare materials for your manufacturing process? Look no further!

In partnership with the MEP National Network™(MEP), Impact Washington's confidential Supplier Scouting and Matching Services is designed to provide practical solutions for U.S. manufacturers. This program aims to keep millions of dollars in supply chain production within the U.S. by linking your organization with appropriate domestic suppliers, even those that are unique or hard to find.

From American-made standards to reducing international shipping impact, let our service see what we can do for you. Connect with the perfect suppliers tailored to your needs – all free! Discover new suppliers here

Welcome Megan 2

Join us in welcoming Megan Backus as our Project Logistics Coordinator. Megan is a highly skilled and accomplished professional with over 10 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) industry. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated her expertise in various IT fields, making her an asset to any organization.

Before becoming a part of the Impact Washington team, Megan honed her skills and knowledge while working at esteemed companies such as Luminator Technology Group, LITTLE REED, LLC, and Acey Systems. During her tenure at these organizations, she held key roles such as Technology Specialist and Technical Support Engineer, gaining hands-on experience and a deep understanding of IT systems and technologies. 

We're thrilled to have Megan on board at Impact Washington, where her skills will undoubtedly contribute to our mission.

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound

Introducing the CAMPS Manufacturing Accelerator

As a manufacturer in Washington State, you have seen your fair share of challenges in facing ever-changing economic conditions and staying ahead of the competition. We invite you to join a new program created by our partners at CAMPS - The CAMPS Manufacturing Accelerator.

The Accelerator combines meetings with other manufacturing leaders in your area and local, state, and federal support agencies. The Accelerator will give you access to practical tools designed to help you achieve sustainable growth and long-term success. 

CAMPS understands the importance of investing in your company's future. They will hold three annual face-to-face meetings in seven convenient locations throughout the state and provide you with online access to essential revenue, funding, and support services specifically for manufacturers.

You'll find the support you need to tackle any obstacles that come your way confidently. Learn more about the CAMPS Manufacturing Accelerator here.

MFG Month

Embrace Manufacturing Month And MFG Day WA 2023!

We are calling on all manufacturers and industry enthusiasts! It's time to gear up for Manufacturing Month in Washington, a crucial event with immense significance for the manufacturing sector

Research consistently shows that tying manufacturing careers to creativity, problem-solving, teamwork, diversity of work and career paths and making a difference can enhance perspectives on the industry with students and emerging workers. Coupled with research showing that a student’s own experiences are the biggest drivers of their career choice, MFG month is a proven way to open doors to future careers. 

Ready to get involved?


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SBA Webinars 500 &times

Are Your Ready To Export Wednesday Webinars 

Impact Washington would like to invite partners and clients to attend the last webinar presented by members of the Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT). This collaborative team of local, state, regional, and federal export assistance agencies provides businesses with the tools and resources to sell internationally. 

September 27 – Meet the SBA Office of International Trade - sign up here

Conferences, Expos And Networking

 Where You'll Find The Impact Washington Team 

PNAA Golf Tournament

Join Impact Washington at PNAA's 3rd Annual Golf Tournament.

Are you looking for a little summer fun while building some business connections? What better place to do it, than over 18 holes of golf?

August 25th | Auburn Golf Course | Shotgun start is at 1:30 pm 
Learn more and register here

PNDC Supply Chain Sept 500 x 200

Impact Washington is honored to sponsor of PNDC's Supply Chain Opportunities Conference.

Through a combination of presentations and roundtable discussions, this Supply Chain Opportunities Conference is designed to help companies develop new knowledge, new contacts, and most importantly, new business. 

  • Meet Northwest Primes and Tier 1 Suppliers
  • Establish New Relationships with Northwest Manufacturers
  • Increase Local Sourcing and Develop Strategic Partnerships
  • Discover Resources to Increase Efficiency and Grow Your Business 

September 20th | Lynnwood Convention Center | 8:30 am-2:30 am 
Learn more and register here 


Promoting and Celebrating the vibrant manufacturing industry in Spokane

The MANUFACTURING MATTERS event commemorates Spokane's rich history of making quality goods that fuel economic prosperity. As the presenting sponsor we invite you to join us. New this year will be the awarding of our Spokane Regional Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

The evening begins with a networking reception, followed by a gourmet meal and program.

October 5th | CenterPlace Regional Event Center | 5:00-7:00 pm | Learn more and register here 

WIM Washington October Event

Quality & Manufacturing Engineering at Jubilant HollisterStier | Spokane

September 20th | 2:00 - 4:00 pm Learn more and register here

Design & Engineering at Starfish Space | Tukwila

October 18th | 3:00 - 5:00 pm | Learn more and register here

 WiM Washington Chatper 500 x 200

If you're an active WiM Member and missed any of the workshops or want to revisit a nugget you heard, you now have access to previous workshop recordings and tour highlights.

Recordings available at the WiM Washington Virtual Learning Library - view here

  • Information Technology @Amazon HQ
  • Sales & Marketing @The BoxMaker
  • Operations @Fluke
  • Leadership & Innovation @Sekisui Aerospace
  • Supply Chain Management @Port of Everett

PNAA Manufacturer Forward 500 x 200

Leveraging Technology for the Advancement of Aerospace Manufacturing

In Partnership with PNAA Impact Washington is excited to present the Manufacture Forward Conference & Expo, where we will revolutionize the way we approach manufacturing. This event is dedicated to strengthening processes, empowering the workforce, and optimizing the supply chain through the power of technology.

Mark your calendars for this opportunity to network, learn, and collaborate with industry pioneers. Together, let's pave the way towards a future of manufacturing excellence and embrace the transformative power of technology.

ShoWare Center, Kent, Washington 

The conference is October 11th and the expo is the 11th & 12th. Companies interested in being part of the EXPO please learn more here

Those interested in attending can learn more and register here 

Camps 500 x 550

CAMPS Annual Manufacturing Conference

Don't miss this chance to learn about the latest trends, technologies, and ideas in manufacturing, and connect with industry leaders to shape the future of the field.

Save the date: October 25th | More Details to Come

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