February 26, 2018
Fast Facts
Bringing Business Up to Speed
Other News « All Categories

Seattle mayor highlights disparities, challenges in first State of the City address

Newly elected Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan gave her first State of the City address last week. She said the city will be better off when prosperity is shared.

Read more »

Heritage Distilling prepares to open in Ballard and launch $5 million investment round

The craft distillery that was named AWB's Manufacturer of the Year last fall is continuing to grow. The Gig Harbor-based business nearly doubled its production last year and is opening a new location in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood.

Read more »

RiverPartners releases new video in CleanHydro campaign

A new animated video from Northwest RiverPartners is called "The Renewable Recipe of the Pacific Northwest." It's part of an ongoing CleanHydro public education campaign to highlight the crucial role that the Pacific Northwest's hydroelectric system plays in providing reliable, affordable and carbon-free electricity.

Read more »

Keep up with the latest at AWB's Instagram account

Are you on Instagram? Make sure to follow @awbolympia for a look inside AWB's new remodel and to see glimpses of AWB's events and speakers.

Read more »

Task Force recommends more apprenticeships, career education, partnerships with labor and industry to prepare workforce

The Career Connect Washington Task Force gives recommendations to Gov. Jay Inslee on the future of Washington's workforce.

Read more »

Call for nominations: Help bring more great business leaders to AWB's board of directors

It's time to step up and help AWB remain a leader and voice for solutions in Olympia. Nominations are now being accepted for seats on the AWB Board of Directors. Businesses of all sizes and business leaders of all ages are invited to apply. Nominations are due to Bonnie Millikan by March 23.

Read more »

If you would like to unsubscribe from this newsletter, please contact members@awb.org.

Capital Gains Tax
All Manufacturers Need Relief

Manufacturing jobs key to all of our communities

By AWB President Kris Johnson

The health of Washington state's manufacturing sector is a bellwether for the strength of our overall economy, and a key driver of economic opportunity for families in every city and small town across the state.

The sector is vital to the state. Manufacturing jobs support families with livable wages and benefits and they grow the local economy and tax base to ensure funding for critical services.

Along with all that positive news, is the reality is the sector needs some support.

Since 2000, Washington has lost more than 50,000 manufacturing jobs, the majority of which are not in the aerospace sector.

The good news is lawmakers are currently considering bills that would reinstate the uniform B&O tax relief. It's a move our members support as one way to jumpstart job creation in every part of the state...

Read the full guest column in The Olympian
Upcoming Events