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The Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) is the non-profit business trade association for Pacific Northwest defense & security industry businesses. 

We strengthen our members by bringing more defense & security contracts to the Pacific Northwest, and by supporting the supply chain for these companies. By doing this, we help create, grow and diversify business development opportunities for a wide range of Oregon and Washington companies. Our 300+ member companies range from large Fortune 100 companies to small machine shops that support the supply chain in aerospace, unmanned systems, advanced manufacturing, tactical equipment, information technology, maritime defense, homeland security, space exploration, and more.

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How We Measure Success

BY THE STRENGTH OF OUR MEMBERS.

Above all, we’re only as successful as the success we help bring our members. Primarily, we add value to our members businesses through Intelligence on market opportunities (and risks), access to a wide range of professionals, influencers & partners, and support for strategic business development. 

BY ENRICHING OUR LOCAL ECONOMY.

By supporting our member’s growth, we help facilitate a stable & opportunity-rich employment environment throughout the Pacific Northwest. Government contracts provide a reliable revenue source, and by facilitating greater access to government markets, we’re building both a stable regional employment base and a powerful job-creation force for the future, even in economic downturns.

 By the lives our members save & the strength of our National security. 

The opportunity for growth in the Pacific Northwest's defense and security industries is tremendous. Globally competitive industry clusters are thriving in the Northwest, including manufacturing, software, renewable energy, and biotechnology. But while many firms would greatly benefit from working with government agencies, they lack the resources and experience to enter these lucrative partnerships. PNDC bridges these gaps with educational programs, business-to-business networking, and outreach and advocacy with government decision makers.

 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST DEFENSE SPENDING

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member quotesWHAT WE DO FOR OUR MEMBERS
(& WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU)

We are committed to providing economic security for our members & strength to both our region’s economy and our nation’s security. Whether your firm is a traditional government contractor, a subcontractor, or is making its first foray into government partnerships, PNDC can help. By providing training and education on issues ranging from contracting basics to complex regulatory issues, we ensure our members are running efficient, compliant & successful operations. We also offer in-person and distance-learning opportunities to provide access to critical information for every member, no matter their needs or where they’re located.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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