Inslee launches statewide military alliance

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday renewed a statewide military alliance in an effort to fend off the economic effects of planned personnel cuts at Joint Base Lewis McChord.

Inslee signed the agreement launching the Washington Military Alliance. More than 20 military and economic development leaders attended the signing.

Inslee noted that as of 2012, the state’s military industry accounted for 136,000 jobs and $15.7 billion in economic activity...

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