Ended the day today with a live interview on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” to continue to promote our aerospace industry!
Washington state is home to 650 aerospace companies, which employ nearly 84,000 Washington aerospace employees.
Washington state's aerospace industry generated $41 Billion in gross income in 2010, and contributed $135.5 million in state tax revenue.
This is Gov. Gregoire’s second visit to the Paris Air Show. In 2005, Gov. Gregoire led a similar delegation to Paris, where Washington reported $12.2 million in export sales, and six new aerospace investments in our state from Europe.
Gov. Gregoire's 2010 trade mission to Asia resulted in $10 million in immediate new sales and investments.
Washington state has untapped opportunities in Germany to expand our presence in the life sciences, aerospace and automotive sectors. Our companies, people and products are highly competitive in key areas of demand for these industries.
Washington’s business climate is consistently rated among the top tier states for business. We’re ranked by Forbes in the top five states to do business, we were recently ranked No. 2 in the New Economy Index, and we were just named by Jim Cramer as the fifth best state for small business.