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Washington State COVID-19 Economic Analysis

May 7th, 2020

At the request of Washington Roundtable and Challenge Seattle, The Boston Consulting Group today released an updated analysis of the employment and economic impacts from COVID-19 in Washington state. The data looks at state unemployment by industry through April 25 and examines the depth of unemployment in the current environment as compared to pre-recession peak-to-trough employment numbers from the two previous recessions (the… Read more

Employer Resources: COVID-19 “New Normal” Planning

April 29th, 2020

Challenge Seattle, Washington Roundtable Engage with Public Health and Business Stakeholders to Develop Recommendations for Washington Employers in Preparing for the Return-to-Work Phase of COVID-19 Response Background: Challenge Seattle and Washington Roundtable, working in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), have developed a set of recommendations for employers as they plan for the easing of “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” measures.  These recommendations… Read more

Roundtable Joins West Coast Employer Organizations in Regional Recovery Group

April 27th, 2020

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… Read more

Charting a Path through COVID-19 with One Goal: Recover Together

April 22nd, 2020

The Washington Roundtable would like to thank our state’s health care community as well as the businesses, private foundations, public agencies and institutions across our state that have come together in unprecedented ways to help address the COVID-19 crisis and provide relief and support for Washingtonians. We want to recognize the inspirational stories rising out of the response effort while at the same… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days ago.@WellsFargo recently awarded $2.5 million to housing innovators such as @ForterraNW through the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge. Forterra will prototype modular cross laminated timber for affordable housing in WA. Learn more: https://t.co/yDpTR96nzn https://t.co/xKaRGDLo5X
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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @AvistaUtilities: During colder months, home heating can account for 40% to 60% of our monthly energy bills. Water heating can account f…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @kpwashington: It’s almost time for celebrations and family traditions, but let’s consider three important questions when making holiday…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @SeattleFdn: Launched in '16, the Voter Education Fund was born from a partnership between @kcelections & @SeattleFdn to improve voter a…