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2015 Competitive Redbook: Washington can be a state of opportunity

By many standards, Washington state is leading the nation in a strong economic recovery, according to the newly-released 2015 Competitiveness Redbook. Washington ranks 8th in the nation for non-agricultural employment growth over the past year — 4th over the past decade. Personal income is 13th highest. Wages for production and manufacturing […]

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Candidates: How will you deal with…?

09/24/2014 - WashACE

The Seattle Times has given some helpful recommendations on questions to ask candidates when they come knocking, or calling, during the final stretch of this year’s campaign. The top-three questions are particularly important. Click here for background and insights from the Times. 1) What will you do about the Supreme Court’s […]

A 15 percent cut in higher ed, when 25,000 jobs sit unfilled due to skills gap?

09/24/2014 - WashACE

Even with 25,000 jobs sitting unfilled in Washington state due to a lack of qualified candidates, state budget writers could consider cuts to higher education. Last Friday, public colleges and universities were asked to submit budgets for the next two years representing a 15% cut in spending. The Governor’s budget office […]

Alaska Airlines CEO: The world is changing – will businesses help lead, or follow?

09/18/2014 - WashACE

From AWB Olympia Business Watch: Washington and the world are changing. Will businesses help lead the way, or will they be swept along? That is a question Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden asks himself, and that he asked a full house of business leaders during a lunchtime address Wednesday at the 25th annual AWB […]

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