The Everett of Tomorrow
Everett’s longstanding commitment to vibrant and sustainable economic growth has helped spur the rise of some of the leading names in advanced manufacturing. Snohomish County and Washington State actively encourage innovation, education, and entrepreneurship with billions of dollars in public support for key industries.
Recent Funding and Current Projects
Snohomish County is the fastest growing county in the state, and a regular partner in capital-intensive projects. Recent legislative funding accomplishments have included:
- The Everett University Center: Washington’s $54 million investment in a new academic building at Everett University Center will provide STC employers with easy access to highly skilled 4-year degree graduates, including software engineers and data analysts.
- $670 Million Transportation Investment: Major infrastructure improvements are underway to address congestion, safety, and freight mobility, further improving upon STC’s seamless access to major airports, highways, railways, and ports.
- R&D Tax Incentives: Snohomish County maintains lucrative tax incentives for aerospace and high-tech employers who fund research and development.
Additionally, the county’s investments in tech education and hands-on training programs are securing its place as the region’s preeminent destination for advanced manufacturing talent. Among them, the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center that offers public training in aerospace engineering and advanced manufacturing at the high school level. Other local resources include the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing, the Washington Aerospace Technical Training and Research Center, and multiple community college- and university-based training programs.
A world-class talent pool, outstanding access to major transportation infrastructure, and public support for innovation make Everett the ideal setting for future-focused enterprises.
- Boeing recently renewed its commitment to the Everett region with a brand new 777X carbon fiber wing facility on its Everett campus. The 777X will be the biggest and most energy-efficient twin-engine jetliner in the world.
- Boeing’s new carbon fiber wings represent a significant breakthrough in materials science, and a dependable source of high quality jobs for the region’s workers.
Plans are in motion to develop a new commuter rail system to connect Everett, Redmond, Tacoma, Ballard, and West Seattle.