January 30, 2017
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PSBJ highlights the $277 million impact of life science R&D in Washington

In a look at research and development (R&D) dollars, the Puget Sound Business Journal reports that 49 health care deals brought in $277 million in life sciences investment last year. That's compared to $867 million in 139 deals in the tech sector. Combined, the billion dollar-plus R&D investments are a major part of the state's economy.

The newspaper looks at the five biggest deals here.



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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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