IMPORTANT PNAA NEWS
PNAA Responds to COVID-19 Situation
Offering Resources to Support Aerospace Manufacturing During this Time
During this unparalleled time in aerospace manufacturing, PNAA is pivoting to support aerospace manufacturing during this time. We are working closely with the states of Washington and Oregon to provide you the latest updates on employment and financial programs, current health updates, resources to pivot your manufacturing to help with the relief efforts, and other options that can help your business. For a list of resources, visit our 2020 Aerospace Resources page.
Additionally, PNAA has shifted our members-only monthly webinars to weekly and opening them to both PNAA members and non-members, free of charge. Each week we focus on a topic pertinent to the current business climate, which will provide valuable resources and ideas to help your company weather the storm. You can learn more about our webinars and how to join the conversation on our PNAA Weekly Webinar page.
Finally, we support the initiatives in place to promote public heath and are evaluating when we will return to having in-person events. Please check our event pages for the latest information. In-person events will resume when public heath guidance is relaxed. We look forward to supporting you during this time and please reach out to us if there is a way that we can help.
PNAA's ADVANCE/2020 Conference was a Hit
Plug into Potential / Harnessing Opportunity in Aerospace
We appreciate all our conference attendees joining us in Lynnwood, WA in February to help make our 19th Annual Aerospace Conference the biggest and best the industry has experienced. We had over 750 register and this year saw new features such as our SME Track and a second exhibit hall. Thanks again to all who participated as a sponsor, exhibitor or attendee.
PNAA IS QUOTED IN FORBES MAGAZINE
Read the Article: 3 Ways to Turn Suppliers into Partners
PNAA's Business Development Director, Fiona McKay, was quoted in an article by Forbes Magazine detailing the challenges that business face keeping up with the scientific and technological advances in engineering and design. To combat this changing landscape, a growing number of businesses are turning to greater supply chain collaboration. Learn how you can turn suppliers into partners.
WASHINGTON STATE RANKED #1 IN U.S. FOR AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING
Read the Aerospace Competitive Economics Study by Teal Group
Washington State is the most competitive state in the U.S. for aerospace manufacturing according to the 2018 Aerospace Competitive Economics Study released June 6, 2018 by reknown aerospace analysts, Richard Aboulafia and Tom Zoretich of Teal Group and Evan Woods of Olympic Analytics.
The study ranks 50 states and the District of Columbia on 41 metrics, measuring everything from costs and industry, to labor and education, to infrastucture and the economy, as well as R&D and taxes and incentives. Washington outscored other states by a large margin on a weighted scoring system. Ohio, North Carolina, Kansas and Colorado rounded out the top 5. South Carolina, Boeing's southern assembly and delivery facility for the 787 Dreamliner, was ranked No. 22 on the list.