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Greater Seattle Partners to seek IPZ designation, more eyes on Washington AI

In his presentation to the House Technology & Economic Development committee on Tuesday, Dr. Joseph Williams shared that there are currently “179 startup companies operated...Read More

This new rule is the biggest change in state labor law since the $15 minimum wage

In what has the potential to be the most significant change in labor law since the advent of the $15 minimum wage, the Washington State...Read More

An update on commercial airline service at Paine Field

Over the weekend, commercial airline service at Paine Field in Everett moved one step closer as the project’s latest Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) was...Read More

Notable “asks” among state agency decision packages

The Office of Financial Management has made available most of the “Decision Packages” submitted to Governor Inslee for review.  You can dig through them here....Read More

Constantine releases 2019-2020 King County Proposed Budget

King County Executive Dow Constantine released his proposed 2019-2020 biennial budget today. The two-year budget allocates approximately $11.6 billion to cover the county’s 15,000 employees...Read More

City of Sumner creates Family Wage Job Credit Program

Last week, the City of Sumner’s City Council adopted an ordinance creating the Family Wage Job Credit Program to incentivize job growth in the city....Read More

Poverty rates hold steady, average incomes continue to increase in Seattle area and Washington state

The share of Washingtonians living below the federal poverty threshold declined slightly from 11.3 percent to 11 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to new...Read More

Governor names four new appointees to Council of Economic Advisors

Governor Jay Inslee announced UW Professor Justice Marlowe, researcher Desmond O’Rourke, former Starbucks and Seattle City Light economist Nina Sidneva, and Matthew Gardner the chief...Read More

Second quarter Economic Review shows strong growth, vulnerability to new tariffs

With almost all of those products and industries facing new tariffs, the overall effect on the Washington economy could be serious. Overall, however, the report...Read More

What could Democrats do with a two-thirds legislative majority?

As state primary results have solidified, Democrats are looking strong as we roll forward to November. The Dems could pick up between 13 and 19...Read More