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CBI President Paul Drechsler Addresses Puget Sound Business Community

On Wednesday, August 17th , Paul Drechsler CBE, President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), addressed members of the Puget Sound business community representing a variety of industry sectors, including aerospace, consulting, government, technology, financial, services and the not-for-profit community. Hosted by the British-American Business Council (BABC-PNW), the event was co-presented in partnership with the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, the Confederation of British Industry and the United Kingdom Government Office in Seattle. 

Lawmakers geek out over Washington state’s rising space industry

BABC-PNW member Rosemary Brester, President & CEO of Hobart Machined Products, tells Washington lawmakers that finanancial enticements from other states are growing as Washington's space industry grows and support for bit and small companies is important.

Photo: Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, second from right, examines a door assembly that was made for Sea Launch in the 1990s by Hobart Machined Products in Washington state. Officials at the hearing included, from left, Mike Hewitt, Karen Fraser, Curtis King, Randi Becker, Owen and Bob Hasegawa. (GeekWire photo by Alan Boyle)

WCIT Study Finds 68,500 Union Jobs Directly Supported by International Trade in WA

International trade directly supports 68,500 union jobs in Washington state, according to a new study released by the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT).