Space study leads Executive Board agenda on Sept 27

Strong growth expected for space sector

On September 27, the Executive Board will hear findings from a new study of Washington state’s commercial space sector.

While the space economy has historically been the domain of governments, technological and policy advancements are opening the door to increased commercialization.

The space industry already has a strong economic impact in the state. Business activities tied to the space industry will contribute an estimated $1.8 billion in economic activity to Washington communities in 2018.

About 6,200 jobs in the state are supported by the space industry, providing an estimated $610 million in payroll.

The Executive Board will also hear a presentation on Greater Seattle Partners, a new public-private partnership for economic growth and competitiveness in the region.

Other action items on the agenda include:

  • Contract authority for FAA grant for the Regional Aviation Baseline Study
  • Contract authority for the Puget Sound Travel Survey
  • Routine Amendment to the 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program

The Executive Board’s business meeting will adjourn by 10:45 a.m., followed by an informal meet and greet with Brian McGowan, CEO, Greater Seattle Partners.

You can find the full meeting agenda here or watch the meeting video.