Celebrating Manufacturing Month in Snohomish County
27 Oct 2022
October is Manufacturing Month, and Snohomish County is home to global manufacturing companies producing goods using the latest technologies and the plentiful raw materials in Washington. Throughout Manufacturing Month, we at the Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) are celebrating these companies for their employment opportunities and innovations that grow our economy.
Snohomish County is home to the Everett Assembly Plant, the world’s biggest advanced manufacturing facility producing state-of-the-art aerospace equipment. It’s the largest building in the world by volume and since 1976, has delivered Boeing’s 747, 767, KC-46A Tanker, and 777 models to customers worldwide.
About Manufacturing Month
Manufacturing Month provides an opportunity to focus on modern manufacturing careers and the thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation. This year, the theme of Manufacturing Month is “Creators Wanted,” with a focus on building the workforce of the future by educating America’s youth about the incredible career pathways that modern manufacturing offers. Manufacturing creates careers that are full of opportunities for advancement and stability.
Snohomish County’s workforce is skilled and plentiful. There are a variety of training programs and initiatives available including Incumbent Worker Training and the Sno-Isle Skills Center. We are always striving to help develop our workforce and to provide continuing education, upskill training, and other opportunities to develop the skills workers need for advanced manufacturing positions.
Manufacturing in Snohomish County
Manufacturing Month is the perfect opportunity to call attention to the many manufacturing companies we have in our community. These manufacturers are leaders in technology and good workplace practices, produce high-quality products, and consistently innovate to keep in step with and progress their industries. We are proud that these companies have made their home in Snohomish County, which is the manufacturing center for Washington State. Companies that are producing in our region include Boeing, Mitsubishi, and Sonosite.
Reasons Manufacturing Companies Should Locate in Snohomish County
Snohomish County offers several advantages to national and global manufacturing companies. Among them are location advantages such as tax incentives, available, affordable properties, and a diverse and innovative industrial base.
Businesses in Snohomish County also benefit from robust transportation access. Snohomish County has extensive infrastructure, including a major port, commercial and freight air service, rail, ferry and bus service, and a national highway system, meaning businesses can reach every corner of the world easily and efficiently. The larger cities of Seattle and Tacoma are easily accessed by highway or commuter/light rail.
Sites and buildings are available for manufacturing companies looking to expand. Here, businesses have the room they need to grow, and local economic developers are available to make it easy to find the perfect location. In certain cases, financial incentives can be applied to make a move an even better investment.
To learn more about manufacturing opportunities in Snohomish County, contact us at the EASC.