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Archived: Increase Exports

Supplemental Information

January 2017 Supplemental Report (click here)

Why is this a priority?

Exports drive many of the most important sectors in our economy, such as aerospace, agriculture and medical devices. Exports also directly support many high-paying jobs and indirectly help support many other jobs throughout the economy.

How are we doing?

Washington's exports declined 8.6%, from $78.8 billion in 2015 to $72.0 billion in 2016. This decline was due in part to a reduction in Boeing plane orders, a strengthening dollar, and reduced oil prices.

What are we working on?
  1. Deliver on current programs and services, including Export WA, Export Assistance Program, Small Business Development Centers, Export Finance Assistance Center, and the Export Resource Center.
  2. Promote exports through trade missions and foreign trade offices
  3. Increase marketing of current tax incentives
  4. Providing vouchers for small businesses through the State Trade and Export Promotion Program.
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