Business Climate

WPC's Center for Small Business focuses on improving Washington's small business climate by working closely with business owners and policymakers. The Center provides accurate information and analysis on the state's regulatory climate, tax structure, health insurance systems, and more.

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Right-to-work is right for Washington

June 29, 2015 in Publications

Right-to-work is right for Washington

June 26, 2015 in In the News
Puget Sound Business Journal
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Puget Sound Business Journal
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Minimum Wage

The trade-offs of a high minimum wage

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Union hypocrisy exploits union workers

June 17, 2015 in In the News
Union Watch
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Union Watch
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

State continues to stress the lack of an income tax as a selling point for new business

June 16, 2015 in Blog

We previously highlighted how the state Department of Commerce has long used Washington’s lack of income or capital gains taxes as part of their marketing pitch to encourage businesses to come to Washington.  Apparently department officials still believe having no income tax is a strong selling point.  

"Well this article sure brought out some emotions"

June 12, 2015 in Blog

Last Sunday The Seattle Times published an editorial I submitted detailing the hypocritical exemptions unions seek to the restrictive labor mandates they actively support.  In many cities, unionized employers are exempt from paying a higher minimum wage or providing paid sick leave.  

Union hypocrisy exploits union workers

June 8, 2015 in In the News
The Seattle Times
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The Seattle Times
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Friday, June 5, 2015