Aerospace Competitiveness study on Executive Board agenda

Results of independent report, next steps for landing Boeing’s New Mid-Market Airplane

Washington state is the best place for aerospace design and manufacturing, according to an independent report released earlier this month.

The PSRC’s Executive Board will hear key findings from the Aerospace Competitiveness Study report at its meeting on June 28.

Governor Inslee’s Choose Washington New Mid-Market Airplane Council commissioned Richard Aboulafia, Teal Group and Olympic Analytics to conduct the Competitiveness report.

It is an independent, objective analysis of the competitive advantages and disadvantages for aerospace manufacturing in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  

The NMA Council is working to make the business case for Washington state as the preferred site for Boeing’s NMA program.

PSRC is providing staff support to the NMA Council – and many of PSRC’s member jurisdictions participate on the NMA Council and/or have contributed funds to the effort.

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier, and King County Executive Dow Constantine all provide leadership on the group’s Executive Council.

Council members include Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin and contributing communities include City of Arlington, City of Auburn, City of Everett, City of Marysville, City of Tukwila, Pierce County, and Snohomish County.

Other discussion and action items on the Executive Board’s agenda include:

  • Authorizing a Change in Regional Transportation Plan Project Status for the City of Bellevue Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail
  • Approving Projects to Receive PSRC's Federal Highway Administration Contingency Funds
  • Approving Updated Designation Procedures for New Regional Centers
  • VISION 2050 Formal Start and Regional Growth Strategy

The meeting will be Thursday, June 28, 10-11:30 a.m., at PSRC. View the agenda or watch the web stream of the meeting here.