In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on the Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Puget Sound Energy, and the Seattle Seahawks.
Russell Wilson, Brad Tilden Honor Graduating Seniors at Highline High School
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson helped make graduation even more special for seniors at Highline High School in Burien. Scholars who fulfilled all graduation requirements were invited to join Russell Wilson and Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden (also a Highline alumnus) for a celebration honoring their academic achievements. Attendees used the hashtag #GraduateHighline to capture the special event.
Boeing investment in Washington grew to $13.5 billion in 2016
Boeing invested more than $13.5 billion in Washington in 2016, according to a report Boeing just filed with the Washington Department of Revenue. Boeing’s 2016 investment comprises billions of dollars for payroll, supplier purchases, and capital investments. This includes significant expenditures tied to the new 777X facilities, a direct result of Washington’s aerospace incentives. It also includes hundreds of millions of dollars Boeing paid in state and local taxes, more than $32 million in community contributions and nearly $35 million in college tuition for Boeing employees in Washington. Nearly half of Boeing’s employees world-wide reside in Washington state. Read more here.
#IGiveBecause: Puget Sound Energy Raises $350K for Local Communities
Employees at Puget Sound Energy stepped up recently to give back to their communities. Partnering with the United Way of King County, PSE raised awareness and nearly $350,000 for local communities and regional charities through the “We Give Because” giving campaign. Check out the video above or on Facebook which features some of those generous PSE employees.