Launch of Opportunity Washington – join the effort for shared prosperity

We were happy to join employers and community leaders from across the state in Olympia yesterday to celebrate the launch of Opportunity Washington: Priorities for Shared Prosperity.

Over the last year, we’ve worked with our historic WashACE partners to examine our state’s strengths and weaknesses, we visited communities across the state and we answered key questions about what’s working in Washington and what needs improvement.  We came to one unifying goal, which is the basis of this new Opportunity Washington effort: Expand Washington’s culture of opportunity to every corner of the state.  This new roadmap focuses on three guiding priorities: Achieve, Connect, Employ.  We want Washington to lead the nation in education quality and outcomes, in transportation system reliability and efficiency, and in innovation and economic growth.  This a long-term vision, not a one-session strategy, and the work starts now.

The coalition is growing. We invite others to join  by signing on at  You can follow  @opportunitywa on Facebook and Twitter.  Or check out the LinkedIn page.   Here’s a bit more of an introduction from employers – large and small – in their own words…


New Year, New Legislature – Our 2015 Priorities

State legislators convene in Olympia today for what is likely to be a long and challenging legislative session. Lawmakers have an opportunity to enact targeted policy improvements and invest in critical services that will drive opportunity and shared prosperity statewide. Download our new 2015 Policy Agenda to learn more about our priorities for this year.

We’re committed to strong collaboration and helping Washington make significant progress on key issues this session. Follow us here or on Twitter @waroundtable and Facebook @washingtonroundtable.