October 14, 2019
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From a snowstorm in Spokane, south through the Palouse

The range of what Washington can grow, produce, refine and create was on display during the sixth day of AWB's Manufacturing Week bus tour, as the group swung south from Spokane to Pullman, Clarkston and Pomeroy.

From the ultra-precise equipment created by Wagstaff in Spokane Valley to cutting-edge research on how to do more with Washington's natural resources at WSU - and then on to boat-building and grain storage - it was a reminder that Washington's manufacturing sector is diverse.

Read the full blog post here.




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From a snowstorm to the Snake River
Manufacturing is alive and well

It's time to celebrate the amazing things Washington makes

By AWB President Kris Johnson

Washington makes some really cool things.

We're famous for many of them -- airplanes, apples, software, wheat and more. The state's iconic manufacturers established the foundation that our recent economic expansion is built upon.

But there are many medium and small manufacturers that fewer people know about. The fishing rod manufacturer in Woodland. The music stand manufacturer in Yakima. The boat builder in Colville. And the manufacturing company in Richland that makes surgical tools to help heal patients around the world.

Read the full op ed in the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business.
Engineering Success

An Interview with Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox CEO

By Christine Varela, partner, DH

Last week, I attended the Association of Washington Business's (AWB) annual Policy Summit. AWB, Washington's largest and oldest statewide business association, brings together members from businesses across Washington every year to help them gain insights on trade policy, small business leadership, entrepreneurship and engage in high-level, statewide policy discussion.

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to host an interview with Debbie Sterling, successful businesswoman, entrepreneur and founder and CEO of GoldieBlox.

Read the full blog post here.