Yakima, WA

Manufacturing Accelerator

About the Manufacturing Accelerator

Accelerator-rocketThe Washington State Manufacturing Accelerator fosters connections between manufacturing leaders to drive growth and success. This no-cost economic development initiative gathers executives and owners three times annually to exchange ideas, access resources, and build partnerships. Members connect with their local communities, education institutions, government agencies, and one another to strengthen Washington's manufacturing sector. Through in-person summits and online tools, the Accelerator accelerates manufacturing in Washington State.

Accelerator-dashboard-blueBy facilitating collaboration, knowledge sharing, and resource accessibility, the Washington State Manufacturing Accelerator aims to bolster the competitiveness and prosperity of manufacturing statewide. Our goal is to empower manufacturers to grow through partnerships, insights, and support. This enables Washington's manufacturing industry to excel at regional, national, and global levels.

Accelerator-Chart-blueThe Washington State Manufacturing Accelerator offers an exclusive program for manufacturing owners and executives across the state. All manufacturing leaders are invited to join this initiative, which includes:

Annual Regional Summits - Manufacturers convene in-person three times per year within their region: Bellingham, Snohomish, Seattle/Kent Valley, Tacoma, Vancouver, Yakima, and Spokane. These interactive summits facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Online Resources - Upon registration, members gain access to an online platform featuring tools, connections, and information to support manufacturers' growth and development.

By bringing together Washington's manufacturing leaders both online and in person, the Accelerator fosters innovation, partnerships, and advancement within this vital sector of the state's economy.

accelerator-in-person-meetings-bThese meetings will serve as platforms for dialogue, knowledge sharing, and exploring solutions for challenges faced by manufacturing leaders.

The meetings will occur three times a year in the locations mentioned above. The meeting times, dates, places, and agendas will be available upon registration.


Joining the Washington State Manufacturing Accelerator benefits your local community in numerous ways:

  • Job Creation - By helping manufacturers grow and thrive, the Accelerator supports additional hiring and local employment opportunities.
  • Economic Prosperity - Manufacturing success translates into economic booms for the surrounding region through increased revenue, investment, and spending.
  • Educational Partnerships - The Accelerator facilitates collaboration between manufacturers and educational institutions to develop skilled workforces. This includes research, curriculum development, internships, and apprenticeships.
  • Research & Development - Manufacturers can leverage the Accelerator's resources and partnerships to drive innovation and bring new products and technologies to market.
  • Workforce Development - Members can collaborate with local schools, colleges, and training programs to build a pipeline of skilled workers and enrich the community's talent pool.
  • Internships & Apprenticeships - The Accelerator helps connect manufacturers to local students and trainees for hands-on learning opportunities that benefit both parties.

By joining the Accelerator, manufacturing leaders help build thriving communities and local economies across Washington State. The program creates ripple effects of job creation, innovation, and prosperity.


If you are a manufacturing owner or executive

  • You will receive an email confirming your registration and access to the in-person event information and online resources.

If you are a community partner.

  • You will receive an email confirming your registration and access to the in-person event information along with the opportunity to be listed on the appropriate community page as a partner and resource for members of the accelerator.

Meeting Dates and Times

Yakima, WA

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Wednesday, September 11, 2024

All meeting times are 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Complimentary Lunch, Tour and Discussion
11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The location will be provided to registered Accelerator members.


Register Today!

Yakima Manufacturing Accelerator Member - Partners

(Partners are members of CAMPS)

Yakima Manufacturing Accelerator Partners

More to come!
Come join us to grow and get great together.