CAMPS (Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound)

CAMPS is a membership organization of Small and Medium Manufacturers and supply chain partners. The focus is on innovation, supply chain development, professional services, workforce development.


CAMPS is a Washington State Non-Profit Membership organization representing 170+ small and medium manufacturers, supply chain companies, professional services providers, and affiliate (government, education, and non-profit) members. These members are leading edge companies who are focusing on advanced manufacturing products and processes.

Companies are engaged with 21st Century automation, advanced materials, and skills development. Companies are also engaged in compliance to international standards (ISO), Lean Manufacturing, and high performance methodologies. CAMPS has established ourselves as members who support collaborative efforts and information sharing to promote the region as a advanced manufacturing center.

CAMPS is best described as the Connecting Point, Catalyst, and Driving forces for innovation and supply chain development. Workforce development has become a major initiative with the CAMPS role being the competency broker to enable the education and training communities to be on pace with emerging technologies.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Market Plan Development

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (supply chain, Six Sigma)


  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Award Recognition
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Website Development


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight & Distribution
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers
  • Quality Improvement (supply chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design & Development
  • Prototype Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Insurance Requirements
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark & Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Government & Military Specifications
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Women, Minority & Business Disadvantaged Certification

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling

Tax Services

  • State and Federal TaxTraining
  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Preparation Assistance
  • Tax Registration

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technology Transfer
  • Website Development


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary ContactTom McLaughlin
Addresss495 Andover Park E
Seattle, WA 98188
Phone(253) 298-7490