December 12, 2016
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Join AWB Jan. 5 for a free 2017 Legislative Session Forecast Webinar

The 2017 Legislative session promises to be one for the ages. From education funding to workplace regulations and tax reform to environmental issues, it’s crucial that employers be engaged. As always, AWB’s Government Affairs team is there to help.

Join us 9-10:30 a.m. Jan. 5 for a pre-session legislative webinar with the AWB’s entire Government Affairs team. You’ll hear the latest on the budget, minimum wage and predictive scheduling, health care, taxes and much more. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions of our issue experts.

This live webinar is one of many ways that AWB helps keep employers informed about the latest business-related political development from Olympia and Washington, D.C., including the 2016 session wrap-up webinar following the conclusion of this year’s Legislative session.

The webinar is free for all AWB members (if you’re not yet a member, our membership team would be happy to take care of that for you.)

Register online or contact Kelli Schueler to learn more.

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Sustainability in Action

Building with renewables

By Washington Business magazine

With the tagline "engineered to outlive you," Brooks Manufacturing Co. designs and manufactures quality wood crossarms and transmission framing products for the electric utility industry. Established in 1915, Brooks Manufacturing has been owned and operated by the Brooks family since 1935. Brooks is a certified woman-owned business enterprise.

The company's Douglas fir crossarms come from sustainable forests that are managed to meet the social, economic, and ecological needs of present and future generations.
Read the full article in Washington Business magazine
Jobs are Waiting

Wrap up review of Longview coal terminal

By The Everett Herald Editorial Board

As long as we're talking about bubbles, perhaps those of us in Snohomish and King counties ought to take a look outside ours to other parts of the state that aren't sharing in all aspects of the state's economic rebound.

Both counties enjoy the state's lowest unemployment rates as of October: 4 percent in Snohomish County and 3.7 percent in King. Counties in southwest Washington, however, continue to lag with unemployment rates of 6 percent in Clark, 7.2 percent in Cowlitz, 7.6 percent in Lewis and 8.6 percent in Wahkiakum County.
Read the full editorial in The Everett Herald (subscription required)
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