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How WA Businesses are Supporting Students & Families at Home

May 21st, 2020

We want to thank the many Washington Roundtable members who have stepped up to create resources or support educational initiatives for students, families, and educators during this time. See below for just a handful of examples. ARVE Error: src mismatchurl: in: gen: For families searching for at-home activities, the Seahawks launch a fun new challenge every week from a player… Read more

Video: Washington Employers Lean Into COVID-19 Response Effort

May 19th, 2020

Want to know what Washington employers are doing to help communities, support students, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic?  Many businesses have mobilized to support healthcare providers, distance learning, philanthropy, and community needs. Now, Washington businesses are looking toward the future, focusing on protecting employees and customers, and working with public sector and philanthropy partners to beat the virus and lead in recovery…. Read more

Roundtable Members Prioritize Safety in Reopening Plans

May 11th, 2020

Across Washington, businesses are planning for how they will ensure a safe, confident return for employees and customers. Here are just a handful of examples of how Washington businesses are putting workers and community first, and providing resources or guidance to others as they plan to reopen. Nordstrom shared its phased approach to thoughtfully reopen stores in a way that prioritizes the health… Read more

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


Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 day agoLegislators should prioritize improving the transportation infrastructure of our state, including the U.S Highway 12 expansion, to help boost WA's growing economy, according to the @ubnews editorial board. Learn more:
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 day agoThank you to @amazon and @VirginiaMason for partnering to open a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Sunday in Seattle. The goal of the event is to vaccinate 2,000 eligible people on Virginia Mason's waitlist. Learn more:
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @StarbucksNews: Earlier this week, Starbucks joined @GovInslee, the WA Dept. Of Health and others to bring expertise to accelerate COVID…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoThe Roundtable urges WA’s 2021 Legislature to support policies that promote economic development & job growth. Check out the full list of our priorities in our 2021 Policy Agenda: #WAleg #WAedu
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 days agoFind out how WA businesses are creating or preserving affordable housing and advancing racial equity in our new blog: #WAbiz @amazonnews @StarbucksNews