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March 2, 2018

Senate resolution honors SEL's 'integrity, creativity and community service'

Just three months after it was named AWB's 2017 Employer of the Year, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories was honored with a Senate resolution this...
By: Brian Mittge   Comments: 0
February 27, 2018

Rural broadband bill gains momentum

An AWB Rural Jobs priority is gaining momentum in the Legislature. A bill that would strengthen and expand broadb...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
February 26, 2018

Support for manufacturers likely an end-game issue for 2018 legislative session

Senate lawmakers signaled that they may be looking for a way to help the Washington manufacturers this session, despite failing to include a busine...
By: Jason Hagey   Comments: 0
February 16, 2018

AWB tells House committee, 'It's time to let all manufacturers win'

AWB President Kris Johnson called on lawmakers to lower the business and occupation (B&O) tax rate for all Washington manufacturers, not just t...
By: Jason Hagey   Comments: 0
February 15, 2018

Democratic leaders talk property and carbon taxes, state budgets with AWB (w/video)

Call it the tale of two taxes. Legislators will propose property tax relief for Washington property owners soo...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
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...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
February 13, 2018

Fishing fleet bill is exactly what's needed for all manufacturers

Lawmakers voted 97-1 last week in favor of a bill aimed at helping Washington’s fishing and seafood processing industries stay competitive, provi...
By: Clay Hill   Comments: 0
February 8, 2018

State revenues are strong, but more tax bills are underway, Republican leaders say (w/video)

Washington’s tax collections continue to grow, and yet lawmakers continue to propose new tax bills that would hurt small businesses, Senate Minor...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
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...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
January 30, 2018

Leading apprenticeship advocate to headline March 21 Workforce Summit

AWB President Kris Johnson shares a laugh with Matt Poischbeg, VP and general manager at Sea-Lect Plastics in Everett, during the A...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0