AWB President Kris Johnson called on lawmakers to lower the business and occupation (B&O) tax rate for all Washington manufacturers, not just those in some parts of the state, during a hearing Friday before the House Finance Committee. The bill to reinstate the B&O tax relief for the sector, Substitute House Bill 2947 would lower the B&O rate for manufacturers in just 30 of Washington's 39 counties. Johnson told the committee that the entire sector needs support and that "it's time to let all manufacturers win." Read the blog: bit.ly/2BEMLz5. ... See MoreSee Less
When Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers and public school science teachers spend the week together, they both benefit. Watch the short video: vimeo.com/247015906 and read the story: bit.ly/Winter18-PNNL. #STEM #STEMatPNNL #TeacherLife #waedu #waleg ... See MoreSee Less
This edition takes a deep look at the economic disparities between Washington's urban and rural areas. It also features a profile of Avista CEO Scott Morris, PNNL's STEM academy and the winners of AWB...
AWB Institute's second-annual Workforce Summit will take place March 21 at the Hilton Bellevue. Discussions will include: workforce development and training, apprenticeships, employee engagement and more. Registration is now open: www.awb.org/1/?cid=351. ... See MoreSee Less