Category Archives: Economic Development

09 Jul
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Andy Nicholas, Assoc. Director of Fiscal Policy, for the WA ST Budget & Policy Center, Part 2, July 9, 2019

  Andy Nicholas, Assoc. Director of Fiscal Policy, for the WA ST Budget & Policy Center, Part 2 July 9, 2019 Interview by Ken Winkes: Andy continues his report on the WA State Legislature’s wins and losses for working families ...

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12 Jun
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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 more information, go to https://www.nwwclc.org/, or http://www.wslc.org/, or to check ...

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16 Mar
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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 creation in Indian Country. Their bill, S. 607, creates a ...

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30 Jun
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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 federal agency for volunteering and service. The investments will help ...

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19 Mar
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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 will also have the opportunity to sign up in support ...

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08 Mar
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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 by the Senate. “Commutes will improve steadily across the region ...

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24 Feb
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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. The President signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act ...

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23 Feb
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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 acres of essential salmon and steelhead habitat and opened 8,700 ...

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18 Feb
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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, narrow and attach stipulations to five tax breaks that currently ...

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17 Feb
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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 the future of local agriculture in Skagit County. While Harley ...

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