Press Release

Tuesday, February 3

State of Manufacturing Tour 2015 Visits Spokane

National Association of Manufacturing president & CEO to share optimistic vision during address at Spokane Valley Tech

OLYMPIA — Manufacturing is making a comeback in America, fueled by the domestic energy boom and the kind of innovation that’s driving the growth of Washington state’s emerging carbon fiber industry.

Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, will discuss these and other forces behind America’s manufacturing revival Tuesday, Feb. 10, when he stops in Spokane as part of the 10-city State of Manufacturing 2015 Tour.

The Association of Washington Business and Greater Spokane Incorporated are partnering with NAM to coordinate the visit.

Highlights of Timmons’ address will include: The importance of the manufacturing sector on the overall economy; policy challenges for the industry; and the importance of clean, reliable and inexpensive energy.


WHO: Jay Timmons, President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers
WHAT: State of Manufacturing Address
WHEN/ 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
WHERE: Spokane Valley Tech

115 S. University Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
For more details about the tour, visit

About the Association of Washington Business
Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes more than 8,300 members representing 700,000 employees. AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association. While its membership includes major employers like Boeing, Microsoft and Weyerhaeuser, 90 percent of AWB members employ fewer than 100 people. More than half of AWB’s members employ fewer than 10. For more about AWB, visit

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