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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...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
October 24, 2017

Rural communities can compete for jobs if they look to lower risk

Rural communities can compete with urban areas when it comes to attracting employers, but they need to understand their strengths and weaknesses an...
By: Jason Hagey   Comments: 0
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...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
October 24, 2017

Rural Jobs Summit begins with passionate plea to support rural communities

AWB's Rural Jobs Summit began Tuesday with an impassioned speech from Alex McGregor, president of a century-old agricultural company and staunch de...
By: Jason Hagey   Comments: 0
October 16, 2017

Alex McGregor to give keynote address at Rural Jobs Summit Oct. 23-24

We started the discussion on rural job creation - and barriers to it - last March. Next Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 23-24, we'll continue the dialogue...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 1
October 10, 2017

Manufacturing Week: 2,000 miles, nearly 70 shop floor visits and four award winners

Two buses, six days, more than 2,000 miles and nearly 70 manufacturing shopfloor visits. AWB's first-ever statewide bus tour celebrating Washington...
By: Jason Hagey   Comments: 0
October 4, 2017

Manufacturing Week bus tour completes eastern swing, heads west

The diversity of Washington’s manufacturing was evident Wednesday as AWB’s manufacturing tour buses stopp...
By: Jason Hagey   Comments: 0
October 3, 2017

AWB manufacturing tour winds through Eastern Washington

The best music stands in the world are made in a nondescript building in Yakima by the employee owners of an 82-year-old manufacturing company....
By: Jason Hagey   Comments: 0
October 2, 2017

Manufacturing Week in full swing; two buses kick off tour of state

AWB's first statewide manufacturing bus tour stopped Monday at a 50-year company founded by a Greek immigrant who landed in A...
By: Jason Hagey   Comments: 0
September 29, 2017

AWB's Manufacturing Week bus tour begins on Olympic Peninsula

AWB’s first-ever statewide manufacturing bus took off early Friday from Port Townsend, making its first stop at t...
By: Jason Hagey   Comments: 0