November 10, 2014
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Equity crowdfunding now officially legal in Washington

The Washington Department of Financial Institutions has finalized the rules to implement Washington's new equity crowdfunding law, meaning the law is now in effect. It is expected to be a boon to startups, who can now offer equity to family, friends and other non-accredited investors who want to contribute to the business. Entrepreneurs can raise up to $1 million each year through crowdfunding.

There are limits. The most significant is that companies and investors must both be located in Washington. Even advertising can only be in-state.



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MOVING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

State waves goodbye to R&D tax incentive

By Kris Johnson, AWB President

Beginning in January, Washington state will become one of just a handful of states in the country that doesn't offer private employers some kind of a tax incentive to promote research and development activities.

That's because a pair of tax incentives created back 1994 are set to expire at the end of this year, despite attempts during the last legislative session to extend them.

Click here for the full column in The Wenatchee World
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