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POLICY AGENDA: Sharing Our Priorities for 2023

January 11th, 2023

Washingtonians have demonstrated tremendous strength and resiliency following the COVID-19 pandemic. State revenue collections continue to come in higher than expected and employment projections remain strong. That said, national efforts to tackle inflation and other challenges raise concerns about the potential for an economic downturn. Amidst these challenges, state policymakers have an opportunity to chart a course to diverse and inclusive statewide growth. This work… Read more

REPORT: Why Washingtonians Value Credentials But Aren’t Completing Them

December 11th, 2022

Research in 2021 indicated that Washington would add 373,000 net new jobs over five years, at least 70% of which will be filled by workers with a postsecondary credential. It is vitally important—to our state’s future and our residents—that more Washingtonians pursue the credentials that fuel our workforce and our economy. Yet, postsecondary enrollment stagnated through much of the last decade and declined… Read more

Around the Table: Wells Fargo, Mckinstry, Microsoft, Boeing

November 18th, 2022

Happy to share some recent announcements from some of our members: Commitment to sustainability: Wells Fargo continues to direct funds toward sustainable products and services as part of its commitment to deploy $500 billion in sustainable financing by 2030. As part of its commitment to a healthy environment, McKinstry is partnering with the City of Tacoma to process biogas found in wastewater into… Read more

A conversation with the new Washington Roundtable members

November 18th, 2022

Washington Roundtable recently welcomed new board members. To get to know them better, we asked them questions about their new role. Learn more below from Earl Overstreet II, President Emeritus of GMI, and Frank Armijo, Principal of The Armijo Group. Why did you decide to join the Washington Roundtable? EO: My first impression of the Washington Roundtable was decades ago. The context was related to business taxes… Read more