High Tech Council
The Southwest Washington High Technology Council represents the largest assembly of semiconductor industry employers in Washington State, employing over 4,000 people in Clark County. The state of Washington has designated the semiconductor industry in Southwest Washington State as an "industry of State Wide Significance". The HTC was founded in 2001 by leading technology businesses to support this industry and other high technology industries in Southwest Washington.
In addition, the Council represents electronics manufacturing employers who support the vast aerospace, instrumentation and unmanned systems industries within the region. Washington State has a deep history in Aerospace & Aviation, and SW Washington is at the doorstep of one of the largest unmanned aerial systems clusters in the world.
The mission of the Southwest Washington High Technology Council (HTC) is to ensure the economic well-being and high quality of life of Clark County citizens by supporting public policies and initiatives that promote an environment conducive to high technology development and growth.