The Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports of which the Association of Washington Business is a member, delivered its letter to the Governor following his announcement on streamlining the regulatory process and providing incentives for Boeing to manufacture the 777x to ensure jobs and economic benefits for the state.
The coalition is calling for the same pro-project stance to extend to other projects, including outside of the largest population centers, like the three proposed bulk exporter facilities in the Northwest, two of which are under review by the Department of Ecology. These facilities would create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue for communities.
While the letter is being circulated broadly to sign up additional local business, labor, agriculture and government leaders, initial signatories include prominent state leaders in business and agriculture (e.g. the Association of Washington Business and Washington State Farm Bureau), elected officials (e.g. including from Spokane, Longview and many of Whatcom County), and labor leaders (e.g. the Northwest Washington Building Trades and the United Transportation Union of Washington State), among others.