Presentation on theme: "Washington Economic Development Association Aerospace Recruitment, Retention, and Expansion in the Spokane Regional Cluster."— Presentation transcript:
Washington Economic Development Association Aerospace Recruitment, Retention, and Expansion in the Spokane Regional Cluster
Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium Vision: Position aerospace as our region’s premier industry Mission: Provide the leadership, ideas, and proactive action necessary to advance the aerospace industry in the Inland Northwest
INWAC Strategic Goals Membership – Attract, increase, organize and engage. Promotion - Increase awareness of the region’s aerospace industry around the world. Network - Establish a network of aerospace businesses to promote growth in region. Awareness – Provide information resources to keep INWAC members up-to-date Advocate – Work with government and organizations to improve aerospace business climate: Aerospace Futures Alliance of Washington Washington Aerospace Council Aerospace Partnership
INWAC History 2005 Prepared Spokane County Response to EADS RFI 2006 - Regional Manufacturer’s Roundtable – 3 Ricks / 2 Mikes 2007 - 15 Founding Member Companies 2007 CTED supported Gap Analysis of the Regional Aerospace Cluster 2012 – 80+ companies from 4 WA Counties and 3 States (ID and MT) Kootenai Grant Douglas Spokane
INWAC Breadth & Depth Original Equipment Manufacturers Raw Materials Avionics First Tier and Second Tier Machining Composites Heat Treat and Metal Treating Defense Commercial INWAC Today - 8,100 workers - annual payroll $324.8 Million
INWAC Success & Recognition Absolute Aviation Services - Governor’s Excellence in Aerospace Award - 2008 Summit Kaiser Aluminum - 2008 Large Manufacturer of the Year - Association of WA Businesses Lighthouse for the Blind - Seattle-based aerospace company - expanded to Spokane – 2008 Spokane International Airport –Four Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) Awards -$8,000,000 for the construction and expansion of aerospace activities during the 2005 – 2009 time period. 2005 Empire Airlines – Aircraft Maintenance Base and Absolute Aviation Services – FAA Repair Station & Re-manufacturer of Aircraft Parts 2006 XN Air – Avionics Installation/Repair and Aircraft Modifications 2008 Cascade Aerospace – Canadian MRO 2009 Associated Painters – Commercial Aircraft Painting INWAC and Aerospace Futures Alliance of Washington - co-hosted the Governor’s Third Annual Aerospace Summit in Spokane October 6 and 7, 2009. Attracted over 200 attendees. Magazine Profiles of Spokane’s Aerospace Industry - Site Selection Magazine, Business Expansion Journal, Spokane and Puget Sound Journals of Business, Trade and Industry Development and Inbound Logistics INWAC and Aerospace Futures Alliance of Washington - co-hosted the Governor’s Sixth Annual Aerospace Summit in Spokane September 12 & 13, 2012.
INWAC Workforce Development Aerospace Careers - Several regional initiatives to create education and awareness programs for careers in the aerospace industry Teach the Teachers – Pioneered workshops to acquaint teachers with requirements for aerospace careers and the local industry Student Aerospace Awareness Campaign – Made career tools accessible to students in establishing goals that will lead to success in the workplace and in the community Teacher Aerospace Awareness - Provided awareness materials to teachers and students on industry trends, training and skill requirements, salary, employment environment expectations, advancement opportunities, and overall industry information Inland Northwest Aerospace Technology Center, an initiative launched by Spokane Community College’s Aircraft Maintenance program that will include coordinated industry training programs to meet the labor demand for Washington’s aerospace companies.
Aerospace Initiative Recruitment-Spokane A Regional Approach, Collaborative Strategy of Statewide Significance
Executive Board Al French, Chairman, Spokane County Board of Commissioners David Condon, Mayor, City of Spokane Patrick Rushing, Mayor, City of Airway Heights Larry Krauter, CEO, Spokane Airports Christine Johnson, Chancellor, Community Colleges of Spokane Rich Hadley, President/CEO, Greater Spokane Incorporated Tom Fritz, Chairman, Greater Spokane Incorporate Committed, Elected, Business Leaders, Academic Leaders
Steering/Coordinating Committee Robin Toth, Co-Chair Todd Woodard, Co-Chair Marshall Farnell, Spokane County John Pederson, Spokane County Gerry Gimmell, City of Spokane Joe Dunlap, Spokane Community College Mark Mattke, Spokane Area Workforce Development Council Keith Metcalf, Washington State Department of Transportation Charlene Kay, Washington State Department of Transportation Jim Kolva, Coordinated SEPA Process Sabin Reynolds, Burlington-Northern & Santa Fe Railroad Shelly O'Quinn, Greater Spokane Incorporated
Steering/Coordinating Subcommittees: Workforce – Mark Mattke-Joe Dunlap Infrastructure/Utility Capacity/Land Use/Permitting – Gerry Gimmell Airport Data/Site Information – Todd Woodard Public Policy (Port Creation)/Aerospace Engagement – Robin Toth-Shelly O’Quinn County Road Mitigation/Revenue Bond/Land Use/Permitting – Marshall Farnell Federal/State Highways – Keith Metcalf Rail – Sabin Reynolds
Site Certification Addresses and provides certainty to a project’s development Ensures compliance with SEPA Inventories infrastructure capacity, deficiencies, etc. Available Workforce Training programs – Apprenticeship, technical, community, four-year, and graduate school programs Quality of life (schools, housing costs, economics, etc.)
Site Certification Site Certification/Qualitative Action Plan – Process Addresses and provides certainty to a project’s development Ensures compliance with SEPA (State Environmental Protection Act) Inventories infrastructure capacity, deficiencies, mitigation plans, timeline, cost, etc. Available Workforce Training programs – Apprenticeship, technical, community, four-year, and graduate school programs, emphasizes existing State and Federally funded programs Quality of life (schools, housing costs, economics, cost of business, etc.)
Demand Model Rely on the Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium or INWAC’s contacts to provide: – What aerospace companies do they supply? – What level in the supply chain (Tier I, II, III, or IV) – What product (B737, A-320, military, space, etc.) – How many – Who is your primary point of contact – Addresses/appeals to the business case While our region’s aerospace industry segment is not substantial in scope relative to Wichita or Puget Sound, it intimates skill level
Audience: Boeing, Airbus and other Original Equipment Manufacturers as identified as part of the demand model Boeing’s Chicago office Tier I Suppliers National and Global Aerospace Site Selectors including, but not limited to the following firms: – NAI Black – CB Richard Ellis – Grubb & Ellis – Colliers International – Staubach Group – Deloitte – Accenture – Mercer – Teal Group – Department of Commerce, State of Washington Burlington-Northern Santa Fe Railroad’s office of business development, Ft. Worth, Texas Condense data for story placement in: – Puget Sound Journal of Business – Seattle Times – Chicago Tribune/Sun-Times – Wichita Eagle – Aerospace Industries Association – Web application
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