Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Treasury Sec. Geithner to Visit Tacoma Port, Boeing Plant

United States Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will visit the Puget Sound-area Tuesday in an effort to gauge first-hand the roll Washington state plays in the national economy.

Geithner will begin with a tour of the Renton Boeing Plant where he is set to meet with factory management and workers, as well as representatives from local small businesses that are part of the Boeing supply chain.

The Secretary also plans to join Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire for a tour of the Port of Tacoma, where he will hold a press conference talking about the importance of exports to the US economic growth. The Obama Administration has made it a goal to double US exports in the next five years.

While in town, Geithner also plans to meet privately with Washington state community bankers and attend the Microsoft CEO summit.