November 10, 2014
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Inslee outlines climate change ideas in first post-election speech

Gov. Jay Inslee pledged to continue his push for reductions in Washington's carbon emissions despite election night losses for many like-minded candidates.

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Apple to open Seattle engineering office

Seattle's red-hot software scene is apparently attracting one of the top names in tech as Apple begins hiring workers in Seattle.

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Washington has four companies on Forbes' list of most valuable global brands

Microsoft is No. 2 on the list of the world's highest value brands. Amazon, Starbucks and Boeing also make the top 100.

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Two UPS Stores in Washington open possibilities of 3-D printing for all

UPS Stores in Mill Creek and north Seattle now have 3-D printers available for start-up companies, entrepreneurs and small businesses to use for creating prototypes, promotional materials and artistic renderings.

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Equity crowdfunding now officially legal in Washington

As of Nov. 1, Washington's new law allowing crowdfunded equity investment is in effect. Businesses, especially startups, now have a new way to raise money from in-state investors who are not accredited, including family and friends.

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National job growth on track for best year since 1999

America has had nine straight months of 200,000-plus job gains while the national unemployment rate continues to improve. Read more »

Insurance commissioner affirms the value of association health plans

AWB is proud to offer our members the HealthChoice program, which helps provide quality, affordable health insurance to small businesses that otherwise couldn't afford to provide this benefit.

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AWB Hires Bobbi Cussins as Communications Manager

Communications, grassroots specialist brings experience from business associations and Legislature to Washington's largest business organization.

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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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