The Roundtable works to effect positive change on public policy issues that are most important to supporting state economic vitality and fostering opportunity for all Washingtonians. That work includes sharing news and analyzing policy developments affecting our state.

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New Washington Kids for Washington Jobs Report: Creating Great Schools for Washington Kids

January 11th, 2017

Media contacts: Mark Funk (206) 755-2122 Sara Garrettson (206) 623-0180 / (206) 372-4800 Research Study Examines Characteristics of State’s Low-Performing Schools and Struggling Students; Identifies Steps to Meaningful Improvement SEATTLE – January 11, 2017 – More than one-third of Washington school districts have one or more low-performing schools. Academic performance and graduation rates for students who attend those schools significantly trail those of… Read more

VIDEO: Rewarding Careers in Health Care at The Everett Clinic

December 21st, 2016

There will be 740,000 job openings in Washington state in the next five years. Job growth here will nearly triple that of the nation. Health care is a vital industry driving that growth with employers offering multiple careers pathways for Washingtonians who have the requisite skills. “There are a lot of great job opportunities at all levels of the Everett Clinic,” said Chris… Read more

Washington Roundtable Releases 2017 Policy Agenda

December 12th, 2016

Lawmakers will convene in Olympia in less than a month to kick off the long 2017 legislative session.  In advance of that, we are happy to share our 2017 Policy Agenda, which outlines our policy priorities for the coming year, focusing on two overriding issues: Education and Economic Vitality.  In more detail: 1) Education The majority of job openings in our state in… Read more

Around The Table: J.P. Morgan Chase, Boeing, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Alaska Airlines, Gates Foundation, Microsoft, CenturyLink, and Avista

November 1st, 2016

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we spotlight on J.P. Morgan Chase, Boeing, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Alaska Airlines, Gates Foundation, Microsoft, CenturyLink, and Avista. Washington CEOs Back in Classrooms to Promote College and Career Readiness & Postsecondary Education Business leaders from around the state took part in Discover U Week earlier this month – an initiative created… Read more


Washington Roundtable @waroundtable6 hours agoRT @awbolympia: And we're off! Our sixth-annual Manufacturing Week bus tour will take us across the state to celebrate WA's vital manufactu…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoCompleting a credential after HS– such as a 2- or 4-year degree, apprenticeship, or certificate – is essential in WA. Hands-on learning can help students find the right fit, including a career in manufacturing. @McKinstryCo #MFGinWA #Pathto70
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 days agoRT @awbolympia: Did you know that Washington state is home to more than 8,000 different manufacturers? We'll be celebrating our dynamic sta…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 weeks agoRT @Part4Learning: One of @AvistaUtilities' goals is to provide hands-on learning opportunities for WA students. The team designed a full-t…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 months agoRT @uwnews: Funded in part by a $10 million donation from @Boeing, the new Interdisciplinary Engineering Building breaks ground this fall.…