February 18, 2019
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Learn about Opportunity Zone tax incentives at Feb. 27 seminar

Mark your calendars for Feb. 27 to learn more about new tax incentives in Washington’s agribusiness sector.

AWB is hosting a lunch seminar in SeaTac that will highlight how investors with capital gains can take advantage of changes in the federal tax code. The 2017 Tax Reform and Jobs Act has led to the creation of Qualified Opportunity Zones, which are economically distressed areas that qualify for the new incentive.

Mary B. Baker of K&L Gates will give a presentation at this event. Opportunities in agriculture include investments in buildings, silos, machinery, packing lines and more, the firm reports.

A location for the event will be announced soon. To learn more and register today, please click here.

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How do you get there from here? Career Connect Washington

By Avista CEO Scott Morris and IBEW Local 77 Assistant Business Manager Mike Brown

It's sometimes hard to remember how hard the "What do you want to be when you grow up?" question is. The follow-up question is even harder: "How are you going to get there?"

We know that young people don't always have the answers, but they are curious and eager to explore their options. They want to learn about different careers and what mix of experience and classroom learning is needed to do those jobs. They are excited about their next steps, but also cautious about challenges like educational debt...

"Career-connected learning" is a broad term for programs that help students explore, prepare and start their careers. It helps kids get out of the classroom and try on different jobs and different industries, so when it's time to make big life decisions, they are better prepared to step up...

Career Connect Washington is a coalition of employers, unions, educators, state agencies and others who are trying to ensure that all students in the state have the chance to do career-connected learning.

Read the full guest column in The Spokesman-Review
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