The Aerospace Industry Is Cleared for Takeoff in SeaTac
he City of SeaTac, just minutes from downtown Seattle, provides an ideal landing place for any aerospace business. The city, located between the Seattle and Tacoma seaports, is home to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Alaska Airlines headquarters.
SeaTac is in King County — the largest center for aerospace activity in the country with over 400 aerospace companies and 45,000 industry employees. The region offers factories, capital investment, a skilled workforce and the ability to efficiently move people and freight. Nowhere in the country are the assets as significant or better aligned to expand an already intense concentration of aerospace innovation and excellence.
The airport is located within the city limits with three runways that operate curfew-free to ensure no delays. In 2013, the airport served nearly 34 million passengers, making it the 15th-busiest airport in the country. Additionally, total air cargo of almost 293,000 metric tons passed through the airport, a 3.2% increase over 2012.
Boeing’s SeaTac Spares Distribution Center has more than 700,000 square feet of space, and is the largest facility of its kind. Under the center’s 15-acre roof are millions of spare parts used to support and service Boeing commercial jetliners worldwide.
The City of SeaTac embraces its role as a transportation hub for all types of industries that rely on a variety of airport, seaport and highway systems to efficiently conduct business. With generous amounts of real estate ready for development and a business-friendly government, SeaTac is the place where “everywhere’s possible.”