The Economic Alliance Snohomish County Military Affairs program focuses on establishing and maintaining strong bonds between the military, business and civilian sectors of Snohomish County communities. In doing so, it provides vital oversight for our State’s growing defense industry in the county.
Naval Station Everett (NSE) is the second largest employer in Snohomish County. The total economic impact of the military in the county is estimated to be $318 million. Assets at NSE include aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, expected to arrive this spring, replacing the USS Abraham Lincoln; guided missile destroyers USS Shoup and USS Momsen; frigates USS Ford, USS Rodney M. Davis and USS Ingraham; and US Coast Guard cutters Blue Shark and Henry Blake. Further military facilities in Snohomish County include the Naval Operations Support Center in Marysville, Jim Creek Radio Station, and military housing in Marysville and Lake Stevens.
EASC’s Military Affairs committee is the liaison within Economic Alliance Snohomish County for numerous initiatives that support the military affairs program. The committee sponsors strategic activities that range from local support for military personnel and their families to relationship building at the highest levels of federal congressional offices and the Pentagon. Delegations from EASC visit Washington D.C. and the Pentagon to discuss defense related issues with Congressional and military representatives. The annual EASC sponsored State of the Station event provides a community briefing on NSE activities and networking opportunities between military and community leaders.