Category Archives: Economic Development

Michele Stelovich, President of the NW WA Central Labor Council, June 12

  Michele Stelovich, President of the NW WA Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO June 12, 2018 Interview by Lori Province: Michele Stelovich explains why Labor is engaging in economic development. For ...

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Sen. Cantwell: Tribal Business Incubator Program Will Help Northwest Tribes

Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced the Native American Business Incubators Program Act, legislation to help launch small businesses and encourage job ...

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Senators Cantwell and Murray Help Bring AmeriCorps Funding to Washington State

U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that Washington state will receive $24.6 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the ...

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Sign I-1433 Petition at Skagit Democrats HQ

The Skagit County Democrats are supporting efforts to gather signatures for the the RaiseUp Washington initiative (I-1433). Signature sheets are now available at the Skagit Democrats HQ in downtown Mount Vernon. You ...

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Senator Ranker: Transportation Includes Improvements in 40th District

Commuters in and around the 40th Legislative District will benefit from more than $44.2 million in improvements to area roads, ferries and ferry terminals in the transportation budget passed today ...

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Larsen-Led Measure To Support Small Business Exports Becomes Law

Small businesses will have more support to grow through exports because of provisions that Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, championed in the trade bill that President Obama signed into law today. ...

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Senator Cantwell Wants NOAA to Act on Salmon Hatchery Plans

Cantwell has consistently supported investments in conservation and recovery of salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act, including the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund which has restored more than 1,031,000 ...

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Washington State House Democrats Unveil Corporate Tax Accountability Plan

Today a group of more than two dozen House Democrats announced a new package of bills to hold corporations accountable for the tax breaks they receive. The plan will repeal, ...

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Speak Up, Speak Out: Bow Hill Blueberries

Host Clint Weckerly interviews local farmer and operator of Bow Hill Blueberries, Harley Soltes, in the fourth of a six-part series that examines the history of multi-generational farming traditions and ...

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House Passes Rep. Lytton Bill to Simplify B&O Tax Filing for Businesses

House Finance Chair Rep. Kristine Lytton (D – Anacortes) wants to make it easier for Washington businesses to file their B&O taxes. Last night the House passed Lytton’s bill (HB ...

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