A coalition of employer groups from Washington, Oregon and California pledged their support for the recently formed Western States Pact and offered to work with the governors of the three states to assist in reopening their economies in line with the easing of Stay Home, Stay Healthy restrictions and Stay at Home orders. Just as the governors came together to form a shared vision for reopening businesses and controlling the spread of COVID-19, the leaders of six statewide associations representing manufacturers and businesses in the three states are united behind a set of shared principles.
Leaders from the associations shared those principles in a joint letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. The organizations include AWB, the California Business Roundtable, the California Manufacturers & Technology Association, the Oregon Business Council, Oregon Business & Industry and the Washington Roundtable.