Washington, May 2010
May 3-4, 2010
4,612 total miles
Ambassador Kirk traveled to Seattle, Washington the week of May 3 to participate in the kickoff event of the three day U.S. "Road Show" featuring trade and economic ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
While in Seattle, Ambassador Kirk participated in a business roundtable discussion at the Port of Seattle, hosted by Governor Chris Gregoire (D-WA). Ambassador Kirk also visited two of Washington state’s biggest exporters - who also employ hundreds of thousands of Americans right here at home - Boeing and Microsoft.
In 2009, Washington exported over $51 billion in goods worldwide, supporting over 300,000 manufacturing and nearly 40,000 agriculture jobs.