Lynnwood—Our state's role in the future of the aerospace industry is the focus of a summit taking place today in Lynnwood.
Aerospace industry officials and state leaders are gathering to discuss how to keep 86,000 jobs and $36 billion worth of economic value the aerospace industry brings in.
Representative Norm Dicks (D) is the keynote speaker. Other speakers include Larry Brown of the Machinists union Local 751, Michael Zubovic, senior vice president of Advanced Technology Services; Fred Kiga, vice president of state and local government relations for Boeing, and aerospace economist Adam Pilarski.
The summit is taking place from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Lynnwood Convention Center.
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon and the Aerospace Futures Alliance are paying to host the event. The total cost is about $5,000.
Nine aerospace executives from around the state will also take part in a debate. Those executives include Glenn Johnson, CFO of Alaska Air Group, Stan Sorscher, legislative director for SPEEA, Randall Julin,