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Partners and Affiliates

The AWB Institute is the not-for profit affiliate of the Association of Washington Business. It focuses on an array of human resource and employment issues, including workforce development and education, workplace safety, environmental compliance and competitiveness.





The AWB is proud to be a founding partner of the Kids’ Chance program, a need-based college scholarship for the spouses and children of workers who were killed or permanently disabled on the job.




Official site of the Washington Alliance for a Competitive Economy, a coalition of business associations and chambers of commerce, promoting public policies that retain and create jobs and increase economic opportunity.

A week-long program offered each summer to high school students and K-12 educators about the free-enterprise system. Participants are introduced to basic economic and business concepts, environmental issues, critical thinking skills and the concept of teamwork. Specialty sessions are offered in manufacturing and health care.


Examines how public policy issues will affect business, government, and the community. Research is based on facts from reliable data sources and informed by economic analysis with an appreciation of the power of free markets.


A nonprofit, public policy organization comprised of chief executives representing major private sector employers throughout Washington state.



The Grassroots Alliance is a coalition of local chambers at AWB to advocate job priorities at the state and local levels.





Opportunity Washington: Priorities for Shared Prosperity is a roadmap for expanding Washington's culture of opportunity to individuals, families, employers, and communities in every corner of the state.




Manufacturing and Workforce

Impact Washington: A not-for-profit organization that helps Washington manufacturers and manufacturing compete globally by offering expert consulting, training programs, educational and industry events.

Workforcecollege.com: In a partnership with the AWB and Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges, workforcecollege.com offers Washington businesses an efficient and high-value source of employee training at 34 community and technical colleges across the state.