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.