News Release: Washington State Robotics Workforce Readiness Program to Receive Funding-Principal Investigator Impact Washington

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Selects Eleven New Education and Workforce Development Projects for Funding  Selected projects aim to accelerate US manufacturing workforce initiatives through targeted outreach On May 1st, the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) announced the selection of 11 new education and workforce development projects, awarded to members of its national consortium. Pending final negotiations, ARM plans to provide more than $2.2M in […]

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Impact Washington Hires New Marketing Lead

Impact Washington announces that marketing executive Carol Blayden has joined the company as Marketing & Communications Manager. In this newly created role, Blayden will oversee all marketing strategy and execution for Impact Washington. “We are excited to add Carol to our management team as we continue to grow our capabilities to deliver full-service assistance to […]

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Rural Community Vitality Forums: Join Us and Be Part of the Conversation

Washington’s Economy is Booming – Are your experiencing the boom in your business, organization, and community? REGISTER TODAY for the Business Breakfast (7:30am-9:00am), the Rural Community Listening (9:30am-1:00pm) OR BOTH Forums in your area: April 23rd | Yakima Nation Cultural Center – Toppenish April 25th | Grays Harbor Community College – Aberdeen May 14th | […]

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Impact Washington Joins MEP Centers in Idaho and Montana in Effort to Broaden Food Safety Resources, and Partnership hires Jolene Cram to Lead Collaboration

As a result of a new partnership that includes Impact Washington and related manufacturing outreach services in Idaho and Montana, Washington food and beverage producers now have access to a wider set of resources for complying with safety regulations. The partnership, which includes Idaho’s TechHelp and the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC), is an initiative […]

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We Extend a Warm Welcome to Visual Options as our Latest Made in Washington Member

Specializing in all things unique – let us introduce you to Tacoma, Washington based Visual Options our Latest Made in Washington member. Visual Options is a women owned, custom fabrication company that develops, designs, and manufactures unique products and solutions for businesses and individuals. Utilizing numerous materials, their team moves from design ideation to project […]

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If there was a program that would help you pay to train your staff, would you take advantage of it?

Upskilling Staff Through Training: The Future of Work Program & Impact Washington – an interview with Geoff Lawrence Or listen to the podcast at:  Talent Magnet podcast site, Apple iTunes, or Google Play. Geoff Lawrence, Account Executive with Impact Washington, was recently interviewed on the latest “Talent Magnet” podcast.  In it he, as well Robert Bishop […]

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Washington’s Export Voucher Program Can Reimburse Qualified Companies Up to $5,000

Washington state’s export voucher program can offer qualified companies up to $5,000 for international market expansion activities. Export vouchers can provide reimbursement for qualifying export expenses, including attendance at international trade shows, like the following. Arab Health 2019 | Jan. 28–31 | Dubai, UAE Medical Japan | Feb. 20–22 | Osaka, Japan International Dental Show […]

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Tool Gauge Receives Grant to Bring 100 New Aerospace Jobs to Tacoma

Tacoma-based aerospace parts manufacturer Tool Gauge recently received a $125,000 grant for the hiring of approximately 100 new workers and the advanced training of 50 current employees. The grant was awarded by the Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County and Impact Washington. Tool Gauge, a family-owned […]

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From Buying to Building Talent

In my thirty years working with you all in manufacturing and helping you with workforce development and training, I have constantly heard the concern that finding and keeping talent is one of the biggest challenges you face, whether in times of a more plentiful labor pool, or in tight labor markets like today’s. As the […]

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