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June 11, 2019
Calculating the hit to employers from new state taxes
This year the Legislature increased taxes on about 82,000 employers of the state's 380,000 businesses to provide greater financial suppor...
April 1, 2019
Newspaper ads in Spokane, Port Angeles, Longview and Vancouver tell lawmakers: $5.6 billion in rising tax revenue is enough
AWB and local chambers of commerce joined forces again this weekend to publish a series of newspaper ads questioning the need for new and higher ta...
January 28, 2019
Hairdressers rally at the Capitol to protect ability to work as independent contractors
More than 2,700 hair stylists and salon owners converged on Olympia this morning to testify aga...
January 14, 2019
Winter edition of Washington Business highlights manufacturing and more
From taxes to hiring our nation's heroes and manufacturing to the Snake River dams, the latest edition of Washington Business magazine is full of i...
October 5, 2018
Day Two of Manufacturing Week Tour: Composite Recycling, Paper, Timber and More (w/ video)
The second day of AWB's cross-state Manufacturing Week Bus Tour started in Port Angeles and a visit to the new Composite Recycling Technology...
August 9, 2018
Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton to share perspective on Supreme Court at AWB Federal Affairs Summit
AWB's Federal Affairs Summit on Aug. 14 will feature six current members of Congress -- as well as a discussion with a distinguished elde...
July 26, 2018
Grow Here campaign named a finalist for PR News Platinum Award
AWB's work to highlight the remarkable stories of Washington employers has earned some important notice of its own. The 2017 AWB Grow Here campaign...
July 20, 2018
Ex-Im Bank moves toward full strength after Senate hearing on key nominee
There was progress this week in the effort to get the Export-Import Bank fully functional. Kimberly Reed, of West Virginia, the administration's...
July 11, 2018
Career-connected learning takes the stage as Workforce Board visits AWB
Employers can shape the future of workforce development in Washington -- but they need to be engaged....
April 27, 2018
At 25th annual Worker Memorial Ceremony, a shared commitment to safety
A solemn bell of remembrance rang 65 times on Thursday, as leaders from business and labor read the names of every Washington worker who die...
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