King County Aerospace Alliance
Growing King County's Aerospace Legacy
King County's local economy has been shaped around aerospace, aviation, and manufacturing. Our goal is to work together to foster the resources companies need to continue to innovate as we look to the future for a stronger workforce, greener planes, and a growing economy.
The King County Aerospace Alliance (KCAA) was convened by King County Executive Dow Constantine to unite local jurisdictions, public sector groups, business, and labor toward one goal - fostering the long-term economic vitality, growth, and global competitiveness of the local aerospace industry - a major and indispensable source of family-wage jobs in King County.
King County is the largest center for aerospace activity in the country with more than 45,000 industry employees and more than 400 aerospace companies. With its deep history in aerospace, King County has a strong foundation on which to build. The factories, capital investment, skilled workforce, and the ability to efficiently move people and freight are all here. Nowhere in the region our country are the assets as significant or better aligned to expand an already intense concentration of aerospace innovation and excellence.