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Happy Anniversary Boeing!

July 15, 2016 will mark the 100 year anniversary of The Boeing Company. William Edward Boeing founded the company in a small red barn just outside Seattle. 
 
Boeing has grown to be the largest aerospace and defense contractor in the world and the largest exporter in the U.S., with clients in 150 countries around the world.  Boeing employs approximately 160,000 people – half in the U.S. Here in Washington State, Boeing is the foundation of an aerospace industry consisting of over 1,350 aerospace and related companies, and supporting over 200,000 jobs. 
 
In addition, The Boeing Company and Boeing employees support local nonprofits with time and money – investing more than $53 million annually in education, health, human services, arts and culture, environment, and civic engagement.
 
In Pierce County we are proud to be home to Boeing’s Frederickson plants and approximately 80 aerospace firms.
 
Happy Anniversary Boeing! We wish you continued success and prosperity. Thanks for being such a vibrant and important part of our community.


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RallyPoint/6:
Guiding Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families to Their Next Objective

Over one million service members will leave the military and make the transition to civilian life in the course of the next five years. That’s a lot of boots being traded for work shoes. RallyPoint/6 (RP/6) is helping current service members, veterans, and military-connected families through that transition so they can reach their “next objective”. Full article...


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Doing Business in Pierce County

Pierce County is home to businesses large and small and all are appreciated for their contribution to the County’s economic well-being. The Pierce County Economic Development Department and its partners work together to encourage and assist small, entrepreneurial firms to thrive and grow. In each newsletter we feature one of these companies.

Baker Manufacturing, Inc., is an employee and customer focused business committed to being an industry leader in quality of products, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction. It has been in Pierce County since 1970 when Dave Baker founded the aerospace machine shop to become a Tier 2 supplier for The Boeing Company. Much has happened since those doors opened. Full article...

Events & Updates


July 15, 2016 - The Boeing Company Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary!

August 25, 2016 - The National Park Service Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary! Celebrate this milestone at Mt. Rainier National Park this summer.

August 27-28, 2016JBLM Air Show & Warrior Expo featuring US Air Force Thunderbirds and the US Army Golden Knights. Free admission and parking.

Speaking of anniversaries, it’s hard to believe it’s been one year since we hosted the U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay! Enjoy this video where we reminisce about the event. 

Save the Date:  October 6, 2016—Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
 


Pierce County Economic Development
950 Pacific Ave, Suite 750
Tacoma, WA 98402

www.piercecountywa.org/edd
 
 

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