State Relations

May 14, 2009

President Emmert on new Aerospace Council

Governor Gregoire has issued an executive order creating a Council on Aerospace and UW President Mark Emmert has been named one of the Council members.  The Council has been directed by the Governor to:

Coordinate and organize the worker-training programs at Washington’s community and technical colleges;

Coordinate the research and development programs at the research universities;

Integrate technologies developed at the research institutions into the training programs;

Manage recruiting and retention of aerospace companies to create jobs and grow the industry; and

Provide advice to the Legislature and to the governor on how Washington can improve its attractiveness to the aerospace industry.

You can read more about the new Council here.