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May 2, 2018

National Small Business Week celebrates risk-takers, job creators

The U.S. Small Business Administration  National Small Business Week began April 29 and ends May 5. The week is especially meaningful because...
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March 21, 2018

Growing the good

The world’s largest retailer now carries Alaffia, a line of fair-trade skin and body care products made from ingredients sourced from one of the...
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February 14, 2018

Washington Manufacturing: A love story

Washington's manufacturing love affair goes back to shortly after Washington officially became a state. The manufacturing base's roots began with t...
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February 1, 2018

Governor's top policy advisers discuss carbon tax, rural economy at Lobby Lunch (w/video)

Despite the short, 60-day legislative session, the governor has some lofty policy goals.Three of his top staff, Charles Knutson, senior policy advi...
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January 23, 2018

Manufacturing B&O tax relief back on the table

Manufacturing is the backbone of Washington state's economy. But, it could use some support. A pair of lawmakers have introduc...
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December 6, 2017

AWB's D.C. Fly-in brings Washington employers' perspective to Congress

Three years ago, AWB expanded its role in federal affairs by traveling to Washington, D.C., to share the voice of employers with the state’s 12 m...
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November 1, 2017

Legislative leaders hint that manufacturing tax relief could be reinstated

Bipartisan, bicameral agreement was reached on reinstating tax relief for the state's vital manufacturing sector at AWB's Rural Jobs Summit held Oc...
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October 27, 2017

Rural Washington gets its day

Two hundred and fifty people, nearly two dozen lawmakers from both parties and 13 panels made up the full day AWB's statewide Rural Jobs Summit Oct...
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October 26, 2017

Taxes to water, lawmakers share 2017 legislative hits and misses for rural Washington

"Rural and urban" is not the same as "east and west" in Washington state.That fact was illustrated by the bipartisan group of lawmakers -- from bot...
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October 24, 2017

On water, panelists say a permanent, balanced solution to Hirst can be reached

Water, and the laws that govern it, is a complicated matter. It got more complicated last year with the state Supreme Court's Hirst water righ...
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