January 30, 2017
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It's a wrap! Filming concludes for the next round of Grow Here commercials and employer image campaign



Over the past month, AWB and a video recording crew has visited a cutting-edge downtown Seattle biotechnology company, a skin care products company in Olympia with a remarkable international mission, and a 130-year-old family-owned agricultural supply company in southeast Washington.

This tour of Washington's diverse economies and landscapes is part of AWB’s ongoing Grow Here employer image campaign -- specifically, the second round of television commercials and multi-media outreach to tell the stories of how Washington's employers are committed to their customers, employees and communities.

The commercials should begin airing in late February.

Learn more at www.awb.org/GrowHere, or contact Jason Hagey, vice president, communications, to learn more.



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Kudos to Microsoft for bold public-policy goals for Washington state

By The Seattle Times Editorial Board

Microsoft is taking its regional public service to a new level with the release of an ambitious legislative agenda for Washington state.

Under its president, Brad Smith, the company has increasingly advocated for education, transportation and economic development.

Recognizing that the entire state has unmet needs, the company is broadening its agenda beyond the Puget Sound area. Best of all, Microsoft is offering to help incubate and partly fund several new programs to get them launched.

The public benefits from such corporate citizens providing thoughtful and supportive engagement on critical policy issues.

Read the full editorial in The Seattle Times
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