Washington’s economy is supported by small businesses, and it was small business that pulled the state through difficult economic times. According to the Brookings Institution, the nation’s small business sector is one of the great strengths of the U.S. economy, historically accounting for 64 percent of net new jobs. New and young small businesses have generated 40 million jobs in the past 25 years, representing 20 percent of gross job creation.
NEW THIS YEAR! The college MESA directors are teaming up with the Association of Washington Business and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to assist MESA students interested in internship opportunities.
Internship Toolkit for Washington State Employers. A manual for employers to provide meaningful internships to Community and Technical College students
2015 Manufacturer of the Year – Fremont Brewing Company, Seattle, @fremontbrewing
Five manufacturers earn awards for innovation, environmental sensitivity, operational excellence from state’s largest business association