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Road Trip!

Did you know that Washington manufacturers employ 284,500 people in this state? Manufacturing is a pillar of our state's economy, and as Washington's manufacturing association, AWB is spending the first week of October highlighting the value of Washington's manufacturers by visiting dozens of them across the state.

AWB President Kris Johnson, Government Affairs Vice President Gary Chandler, AWB Institute Director Amy Anderson, and other state business leaders will be crossing the state during the first week of October on a weeklong tour of 50+ manufacturers.

We'll hold rallies and tour shop floors as we tour just a slide of the the many diverse manufacturers who contribute so much to their communities and to the state's economy.

Check back for live updates throughout the week, photos from our stops, and stories from the road!

This map shows:
  • Our tour stops in orange, along with information about each manufacturer we are visiting.
  • Manufacturing jobs in each county are represented by the green pins, using August 2017 data from the Washington Employment Security Department.
  • Our two buses are in red and purple, with live updates showing their location as they criss-cross the state.