News Releases for Economic Development

December 6, 2012
Gov. Gregoire hails Congressional action that will boost exports to Russia

December 4, 2012
Gov. Gregoire announces 280 additional acres of Hood Canal now open for shellfish harvest

November 27, 2012
Gov. Gregoire announces priority actions to protect state’s valuable shellfish resources from ocean acidification

November 26, 2012
Gov. Gregoire urges Congress to require Internet businesses to collect sales tax

October 8, 2012
Gov. Gregoire promotes commerce and trade during last stop in India

October 5, 2012
Gov. Gregoire attends life sciences seminar, meets with Indian Ministry officials

October 4, 2012
Gov. Gregoire seeks new Indian investments in Washington to boost job creation, economic development

October 2, 2012
Gov. Gregoire arrives in India, begins 10-day trade mission

August 2, 2012
Gov. Gregoire celebrates new projects to grow our state’s wine industry, wraps up tour of E. Washington

December 9, 2011
Gov. Gregoire’s statement National Labor Relations Board dismissing case against Boeing

December 9, 2011
Gov. Gregoire announces new initiative to create jobs, restore Puget Sound

December 1, 2011
Gregoire’s reforms cause unemployment tax rate to drop, 2012 workers’ comp. rates to stay flat

November 16, 2011
Gov. Gregoire announces strategy to ensure 737 MAX is built in Washington state

October 26, 2011
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on TransAlta locating national headquarters in Olympia

October 13, 2011
Gov. Gregoire extends rule moratorium

September 22, 2011
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on arrival of Republic of Korea’s president

September 21, 2011
Gov. Gregoire celebrates 435 new jobs

September 1, 2011
Gregoire’s statement on opening of SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers plant in Moses Lake

July 25, 2011
Gregoire issues statement on debt negotiations

July 25, 2011
Gregoire to push for business tax simplification

July 22, 2011
Premiers and Washington’s Gov. Gregoire Discuss Economic Opportunities

July 20, 2011
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Boeing’s offer to American Airlines to re-engine 737

June 24, 2011
Gregoire tours Airbus, promotes Washington aerospace supply companies

June 23, 2011
Gov. Gregoire arrives in Hamburg, promotes Washington life sciences industry

June 23, 2011
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Caterpillar expansion

June 22, 2011
Gregoire connects Washington automotive suppliers with key car manufacturers

June 21, 2011
Gregoire ends successful day at Paris Air Show, Dassault Systemes announces plans to bolster WA operations

June 20, 2011
Gov. Gregoire opens Washington pavilion at Paris Air Show

June 17, 2011
Gov. Gregoire arrives in Spain, kicks off 8-day trade mission

June 8, 2011
Gregoire announces early strategy to ensure Boeing 737 is built in Washington state

May 25, 2011
Gov. Gregoire's statement on end of special session

May 19, 2011
B.C. Premier, Gov. Gregoire discuss actions to support jobs, commerce

May 17, 2011
Gov. Gregoire announces $3 million to support aerospace training programs

March 25, 2011
Gregoire releases statement about workers’ compensation proposal

July 30, 2010
Gregoire praises Washington company on winning prized military unmanned aircraft contract

June 30, 2010
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on WTO ruling of illegal subsidies for Airbus

June 21, 2010
Gov. Gregoire celebrates job creation, food donation in Quincy

May 18, 2010
Gov. Gregoire, Treasury Secretary Geithner discuss ways to expand trading opportunities

April 20, 2010
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on announcement by Airbus to bid for the US Air Force tanker contract

March 18, 2010
Gov. Gregoire announces Washington state economy is getting “greener”

March 15, 2010
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on possible delay of tanker RFP deadline

March 10, 2010
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on study announcing Boeing’s tanker would create 70,000 U.S. jobs

March 8, 2010
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Northrop Grumman announcement

February 24, 2010
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on the release of the final RFP for a new Air Force refueling tanker

February 22, 2010
Governors launch U.S. Tanker 2010 Coalition, call for Pentagon to award refueling tanker to Boeing

February 19, 2010
Governors organize national coalition to push for Boeing refueling tankers

January 15, 2010
Gov. Gregoire sends economic development funds to Tacoma

January 14, 2010
Gov. Gregoire unveils plan to create jobs, spur economic growth

November 3, 2009
Gov. Gregoire leads second trade mission to D.C.

October 28, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Boeing 787 second line to be located in South Carolina

October 28, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Boeing 787 second line

October 15, 2009
Gov. Gregoire announces broadband priority list to receive federal stimulus funding

October 15, 2009
Gov. Gregoire announces $1.5 million to support aerospace training programs

October 15, 2009
Gov. Gregoire announces winners of Workforce and Economic Development Best Practice awards

July 27, 2009
Gov. Gregoire welcomes Homeland Security secretary to Washington

July 13, 2009
Gov. Gregoire announces nearly $30 million in recovery funds to weatherize low-income homes

July 2, 2009
Gov. Gregoire announces more Washington cherries head to Japan under new inspection protocol

May 21, 2009
Gov. Gregoire orders state actions to reduce greenhouse gases and battle climate change

May 14, 2009
Gov. Gregoire signs executive order creating aerospace council

April 23, 2009
Gov. Gregoire's statement on Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement approval

April 20, 2009
Gov. Gregoire and Dept. of Ecology announce clean water project recommendations for recovery funding

April 16, 2009
Gov. Gregoire, Gov. Kulongoski applaud Obama administration on high speed rail federal funding

April 13, 2009
Gov. Gregoire announces job training partnership with Microsoft

April 6, 2009
Gov. Gregoire, Sec. Hammond announce recovery funds contract to preserve US 101, SR 103

March 31, 2009
Gov. Gregoire, Employment Security announce $23 million in economic recovery grants

March 17, 2009
Gov. Gregoire holds Spokane economic roundtable discussion

March 10, 2009
Gov. Gregoire calls on business, labor leaders to fuel engine of innovation

March 9, 2009
Gov. Gregoire and WSDOT announces first advertisements for transportation contracts in Kittitas, Pacific counties

March 5, 2009
Gov. Gregoire signs transportation stimulus bill

March 4, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on House and Senate passage of transportation stimulus bill

February 26, 2009
Gov. Gregoire launches updated economic recovery website

February 23, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Microsoft’s Partners in Learning initiative

February 13, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on passage of federal economic recovery package

February 2, 2009
Gov. Gregoire holds Tacoma economic roundtable discussion

January 30, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on federal emergency disaster aid

January 29, 2009
Gov. Gregoire requests disaster aid for businesses affected by December snowfall

January 29, 2009
Gov. Gregoire, legislative leaders announce Green Jobs and Climate Action legislation

January 28, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on passage of Senate belt tightening bill

January 28, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on the SR 520 tolling implementation report

January 28, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Starbucks layoffs

January 28, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on House of Representatives passage of federal economic recovery act

January 28, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Boeing layoffs

January 26, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Weyerhaeuser mill closings

January 22, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Microsoft layoffs

January 21, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on unemployment numbers

December 24, 2008
Gov. Gregoire asks Dick Thompson to lead job growth effort - Thompson volunteers to help navigate state through difficult economic times

December 6, 2008
Governor Gregoire’s statement on President-elect Obama’s radio address

December 2, 2008
Gov. Gregoire meets with President-elect Obama and fellow governors on economic stimulus

November 21, 2008
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Washington’s New Economy & competitiveness rankings

November 20, 2008
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on state Supreme Court ruling regarding Kittitas Valley wind farm

November 20, 2008
Gov. Gregoire celebrates opening of new runway

October 3, 2008
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on House approval of an economic stabilization plan

October 1, 2008
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Senate approval of an economic stabilization plan

September 18, 2008
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on financial market turbulence

September 17, 2008
Gov. Gregoire celebrates grand opening of IKEA distribution center

May 2, 2008
State Launches Spring 2008 Small Business Roundtables

March 27, 2008
Gov. Gregoire signs bills to aid recovery and prevent future flooding in the Chehalis River basin

March 26, 2008
Gov. Gregoire calls for second stimulus package in economic address

March 25, 2008
Gov. Gregoire leads national summit on renewable energy and energy security

March 20, 2008
Gov. Gregoire’s signs bill to promote aerospace industries

March 20, 2008
Governor signs historic legislation delivering water to farms, cities and salmon in Eastern Washington

March 14, 2008
Gov. Gregoire signs bill to drive economic development

March 13, 2008
Gov. Gregoire signs bill to fight climate change and grow the state's economy

March 10, 2008
Gov. Gregoire's statement on Boeing's appeal of tanker contract decision

March 7, 2008
Gov. Gregoire signs bill approving critical infrastructure loans

March 4, 2008
Joint statement by Gov. Gregoire and Gov. Sebelius on Air Force tanker contract

March 3, 2008
DSHS unit eliminates vocational rehabilitation waiting list

February 29, 2008
Gov. Gregoire's statement on loss of tanker contract

February 29, 2008
Governor Gregoire congratulates Chevron and Weyerhaeuser for bold venture

February 26, 2008
Gov. Gregoire's statement on historically low unemployment rate

February 15, 2008
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Grays Harbor mill agreement

February 13, 2008
Gov. Gregoire touts increasing diversity of Southwest Washington economy

February 11, 2008
Governor Gregoire signs legislation to protect Washington homebuyers and owners

February 6, 2008
Governor Gregoire and the State of Washington recognized for efforts to end homelessness

February 6, 2008
FEMA disaster aid registration deadline tomorrow

February 5, 2008
Spokane Tribe joins State, Colville Tribes in partnership to boost water supplies in Columbia River Basin

January 29, 2008
Gov. Gregoire Announces Support for More Apprenticeship Programs

January 28, 2008
Gov. Gregoire Strengthens Focus and Organization of Storm Relief Efforts

January 23, 2008
Gov. Gregoire Appoints Egils Milbergs Director of New Economic Development Commission

January 23, 2008
Gov. Gregoire Announces Preferential Hiring for Grays Harbor and Lewis Residents at Great Wolf Lodge Project

January 18, 2008
Gregoire Statement on President Bush’s Economic Stimulus Proposal

January 18, 2008
Gov. Chris Gregoire Visits Flood Victims, Volunteers

January 17, 2008
Gov. Gregoire Named 2007 Economic Development Champion

January 16, 2008
Gov. Gregoire’s Statement on 787 Dreamliner Delay

January 15, 2008
Gov. Chris Gregoire: Let’s Work Together for Progress

January 14, 2008
Governor Urges Businesses, Citizens to Make Contributions to Flood, Windstorm Victims

January 11, 2008
Gov. Gregoire pleased with emergency, citizen response to tornado

January 10, 2008
Washington awarded grant for program aimed at worker education and training

December 21, 2007
Gov. Gregoire announces additional flood disaster declaration for King and Snohomish counties

December 20, 2007
Gov. Gregoire announces appointments to Committee on Disability Issues and Employment

December 19, 2007
Storm victims to get a break on college tuition

December 19, 2007
Gov. Gregoire praises federal approval of additional counties to flood disaster declaration

December 18, 2007
Building a Better Future for Washington Families: Gov. Gregoire Grows Savings, Increases Safety in 2008 Supplemental Budget

December 17, 2007
Agreements deliver water for farms, cities and salmon in Eastern Washington

December 17, 2007
Gov. Gregoire, legislative leaders invest to increase housing security

December 14, 2007
Gov. Gregoire appoints senior adviser for business outreach

November 29, 2007
Statement from Governor Chris Gregoire on the Special Session of the Legislature

November 28, 2007
State Investment Will Boost Jobs, Economic Growth in Benton, Chelan, Cowlitz, Kitsap and Skagit counties

November 20, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces Grants to Help Businesses Track Permits

November 16, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces “Running Start for the Trades” Grants for 14 Washington School Districts

November 16, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces Eastern Washington Advisory Council

November 9, 2007
State Economic Development Services Go Local

October 29, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces $100 Million for Local Economic Development

October 11, 2007
Washington Receives National Honor for Business Resource Web Site

October 10, 2007
Governor Gregoire Requests Disaster Assistance for Farmers in Ten Washington Counties

October 1, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces First Innovation Partnership Zones

September 20, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces Job Training Grant

September 17, 2007
Governor Gregoire Forms Task Force to Protect Washingtonians from National Mortgage Instability

September 7, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces Support for Projects Helping Low-Income Washingtonians

September 7, 2007
Governor Gregoire Sends Letter Regarding Flexcar

August 14, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces Executive Director of the Puget Sound Partnership

August 6, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces Appointments to the New Washington Tourism Commission

July 16, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces WorkFirst Successful in Helping More Families Break the Cycle of Poverty

July 13, 2007
Governor’s Mission to Mexico Closes with Joint Business Seminars

July 12, 2007
Governor Gregoire Meets with Governor of Jalisco

July 11, 2007
Governor Gregoire Promotes Washington Agriculture

July 10, 2007
Governor Gregoire Visits Mexico Costco and Starbucks

July 9, 2007
Governor Gregoire Takes Inaugural Flight on Aeroméxico

July 5, 2007
Governor Gregoire to Promote Washington Products in Mexico

June 22, 2007
Governor Gregoire Congratulates Pacific Mountain Alliance for Innovation on $5 Million Grant to Build Regional Economy

June 8, 2007
Governor Gregoire, Premier Campbell Sign Agreement on Climate Change

June 6, 2007
Governor Gregoire Discusses Trip to Alaska to Meet with Governor Sarah Palin, Upcoming Joint Cabinet Meeting with British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell

June 5, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces Director of Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises

May 15, 2007
Making Changes Families Can Count On: Governor Gregoire Signs Budget to Invest in Education, Health Care and Jobs for Washington

May 4, 2007
Governor Gregoire Signs Legislation to Protect Family Farmers

May 1, 2007
Governor Gregoire Signs Legislation to Invest in Local Community Development Organizations

April 30, 2007
Governor Gregoire Signs Legislation to Increase Tourism to Washington

April 26, 2007
Governor Gregoire Discusses Jobs and Economy Accomplishments of the 2007 Legislative Session

April 24, 2007
Governor Gregoire Discusses Working Lands Initiative

April 22, 2007
Making Changes Families Can Count On
Governor Gregoire and Legislature Focus on Education, Demand Accountability and Results

April 21, 2007
Governor Gregoire Signs Legislation to Protect Veterans, Members of the Military from Discrimination

April 19, 2007
Governor Gregoire Signs Legislation that Supports Small Washington Farms

April 18, 2007
Governor Gregoire Signs Legislation to Help Injured Workers Get Back to Work

April 17, 2007
Governor Gregoire Signs Legislation to Save Washington Businesses $10 Million Annually

March 23, 2007
Department of Homeland Security and the State of Washington Team Up To Advance Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

March 23, 2007
Governor Gregoire Welcomes New Zealand Prime Minister to Washington

March 22, 2007
Governor Gregoire Signs Legislation to Help Washington Businesses Compete With Out of State Companies

March 12, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces $71 Million in Infrastructure Improvements to Local Communities

March 7, 2007
Governor Gregoire Requests Disaster Aid for San Juan County Businesses

March 5, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces Appointment of Director of Labor and Industries

February 9, 2007
Governor Gregoire Appoints Director of Workforce Training Board

February 5, 2007
Governor Gregoire's Trade Missions Continue to Benefit Washington Companies (Remarks As Written)

January 29, 2007
Washington Job Growth Ranks 6th in Nation

January 18, 2007
Governor Gregoire Unveils Next Washington Plan for Container Ports

January 18, 2007
Governor Gregoire Discusses Her Strategic Plan for the Life Sciences in Washington

January 17, 2007
Governor Gregoire Unveils Next Washington Economic Strategy

January 11, 2007
Governor Gregoire Brings State of the State Speech to Spokane

December 19, 2006
Making Changes Families Can Count On: Governor Gregoire Makes Education Top Priority, Demands Accountability and Results

December 14, 2006
Making Changes Families Can Count On: Governor Gregoire Invests to Increase Access to Higher Education and Opportunities for Skill Development

December 12, 2006
Making Changes Families Can Count On: Governor Gregoire Invests to Stabilize Spending and Save for Tomorrow

December 9, 2006
Governor Gregoire: Washingtonians Benefit from Sales Tax Deduction

December 5, 2006
Governor Gregoire Announces Bellingham is First Recipient of Program to Help Create Jobs

December 4, 2006
Governor Gregoire and Legislative Leaders Announce Tax Cuts for Workers and Employers

November 29, 2006
Governor Gregoire Announces Investments to Boost Jobs and Business Growth

November 28, 2006
Statement from Governor Gregoire on Closure of TransAlta Centralia Mining Operations

November 22, 2006
Governor Gregoire Announces Low-Interest Loans for Small Businesses Affected by Tripod Fire

October 12, 2006
Statement from Governor Gregoire on Closure of Leavenworth Wood Products

September 7, 2006
Governor Gregoire Unveils Next Washington Economic Plan

September 6, 2006
Governor Gregoire Announces Communities Recommended for Critical Infrastructure Loans

September 5, 2006
Statement from Governor Gregoire on Alan Mulally Named CEO of Ford Motor Co.

August 18, 2006
Statement from Governor Gregoire on Layoffs at Tyson Wallula Plant

August 14, 2006
Governor Gregoire Announces Community Development Awards to Okanogan, South Bend

August 14, 2006
Governor Gregoire, Local and Tribal Officials Sign Tse-whit-zen Accord

August 9, 2006
Governor Gregoire Meets with Sonics and Storm Owner Clay Bennett

August 2, 2006
Governor Gregoire Announces Recipients of Local Economic Development Investments

July 25, 2006
Statement from Governor Gregoire Regarding Business Activity Tax

July 18, 2006
A Statement from Governor Gregoire Regarding Sale of the Sonics

July 18, 2006
Governor Gregoire Requests Federal Disaster Assistance for Farmers in Five Washington Counties

July 7, 2006
Governor Gregoire Announces Motion Picture Board Appointments

June 27, 2006
Governor Gregoire Announces Grant to Town of Concrete

June 23, 2006
Governor Gregoire Appoints Interim Director of Workforce Training Board

June 22, 2006
Governor Gregoire Announces Appointees to Growth Management Hearings Boards

May 9, 2006
Governor Gregoire Signs Agreement on Life Sciences with Queensland, Australia Premier Beattie

May 3, 2006
Governor Gregoire to Welcome Mexican President Vicente Fox to Washington

May 1, 2006
Governor Gregoire to Promote Washington Products in Australia and New Zealand

April 18, 2006
Statement from Governor Gregoire Regarding Meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao

March 27, 2006
Governor Gregoire Awards $300,000 for Workforce Development

March 24, 2006
Governor Gregoire Unveils Recommendations to Enhance Washington's Global Competitive Edge

March 23, 2006
Governor Gregoire Signs Aerospace Business Bill, Spends Day in Northwest Washington

March 23, 2006
Governors Send Joint Letter to President Bush

March 21, 2006
Governor Gregoire Signs Bill Creating "Running Start for the Trades"

March 20, 2006
Governor Gregoire Signs Measure to Establish Customized Workforce Training

March 16, 2006
Governor Gregoire Signs Legislation Providing Incentives to Semiconductor Industry

March 14, 2006
Governor Gregoire Signs Bill to Level Playing Field Between In-State and Out-of-State Wineries

March 8, 2006
Governor Gregoire Signs Unemployment Insurance Legislation

March 4, 2006
Joint Statement Regarding Key Arena Negotiations

February 17, 2006
Governor Gregoire to Welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao to Washington State

February 16, 2006
Governor Gregoire Signs Columbia River Water Resource Management Legislation; Historic Measure Breaks 25-year Impasse Over Water

January 24, 2006
Governor Gregoire and Regional Leaders Discuss Energy, Homeland Security, Tourism, 2010 Winter Olympics

January 13, 2006
Governor Gregoire Applauds The Chinese Government For Lifting Duty On Washington Products

January 5, 2006
Gov. Gregoire Urges Rededication to Workplace Safety in Washington