Chris Green, Assistant Director, Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness, Washington State Department of Commerce
Chris joined the Department of Commerce in 2015 as Assistant Director for the Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness, which includes the international trade, business recruitment/retention, and rural economic development units. Chris previously served for seven years as Vice President for Business Retention and Expansion at the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County. While working at the EDB, Chris worked with hundreds of firms helping them to identify tax incentives, workforce training options, financing packages and a variety of other resources to help them grow and create jobs. Chris also served as the Co-Chair of Tacoma-Pierce Aerospace Partners, a group focused on growing and improving the local aerospace industry. Prior to that, he worked in government relations and was on the staff of several elected officials, including former U.S. Congressman Norm Dicks, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, and U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Pacific Lutheran University and an MBA from the University of Washington.