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BABC Member Tool Gauge is Hiring

Tool Gauge strongly believes that combining the best talent with the latest in manufacturing technology and engineering solutions will bring lasting success. Join the Tool Gauge team and be part of the Tool Gauge promise. They currently stand at 162 employees with 19 open positions in a variety work shifts, competitive wages and employer paid benefits. Access all open positions and to apply online.

Fit to Fly

Tool Gauge in South Tacoma is riding the region’s aerospace industry jet stream. When Tool Gauge CEO Debbie Lee boards an airplane, she notices things other passengers probably overlook or take for granted. Her South Tacoma-based company is responsible for creating many of the small but essential plastic and metal items — handicap-assist handles in lavatories; galley cart bumper guides; cabin stowage bins; ventilation grills; wing-mounted fuel and hydraulic line clamp assemblies; and components for fuel doors, landing gear, and engine mounts — that are found inside and outside most commercial airplanes. Read the full article courtesy of South Sound Business Journal.

Why companies choose greater Portland

Reprint courtesy of: Business Tribune Companies cite quality of life, global connectivity among top benefits of relocating to city We are proud to market our region to the world. As an economic development organization, Greater Portland Inc (GPI) recruits companies that add good-paying jobs to the region. Recently, we've recruited: Element Six: The U.K. company is building a $94 million diamond lab in Gresham. 10net Managed Solutions: The Vancouver, B.C.-based digital signage company opened its first U.S. office in Southeast Portland. Oros Apparel: The NASA-inspired technical apparel company relocated its headquarters from Cincinnati to Southeast Portland. RealWear: This firm, which creates

New Vacancy at the Department for International Trade (Washington DC): Head of Trade & Investmen

Submission Deadline: 8 September 2019 ​The Head of Trade and Investment in Washington DC will lead a dynamic and effective team of 11 trade and investment professionals, responsible for promoting UK exports and increasing inward investment to the UK across Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, Virginia and West Virginia, and for certain sectors in North and South Carolina. The Head of Trade and Investment will also lead on collaboration with other departments in the British Embassy, in particular the Global Economic Policy Group and the Defence Sales Team of the British Defence Staff. More information here

UK-USA Foreign Direct Investment Fact Sheet - SelectUSA

SelectUSA has released a handy fact sheet showing the UK FDI position in the USA including facts such as the amount of jobs directly supported by UK investment, the top 6 industry sectors for UK transatlantic investment and the total position and flow of UK FDI in the USA and vice-versa. Check out the fact sheet here. Find out more about SelectUSA.

USA Overtakes Germany as UK's Largest Source of Imports

The United States has overtaken Germany as the largest import market for Britain for the first time since the early 2000s, the UK government has announced. Imports from the United States increased by 14% to 78.27 billion pounds ($94.43 billion) in the year to April, the Department for Trade said, while imports from Germany fell by 0.1% to 78.26 billion pounds. This news comes as the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss MP has made a UK-US Free Trade Agreement the top of her priority list for post-Brexit trade deals. Read the article in full here (Reuters)

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