Defense Industry Adjustment Program
This Washington Department of Commerce program is supported by the WMA and funded by a Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment grant. Focused on defense industry, this program aims to help Washington businesses doing defense work thrive in an era of reduced defense spending.
An important aspect of what makes Washington attractive to the military is our public infrastructure that helps ensure the military is able to carry out its missions, including deep water ports, strategically located airports, and an integrated road and rail system that allows the Pacific Northwest and Washington in particular to serve as a power projection platform to the Pacific. Working to ensure that defense communities and the public infrastructure that enables the military to meet its mission needs must be a high priority and requires a broad strategic perspective that must take into account the needs of the military, defense, public, private and social sectors.