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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WASHINGTON POLICY CENTER HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE, BELLEVUE

April 9, 2014 in In the News
National Federation of Independent Business
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National Federation of Independent Business
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Would the "Taxpayer Protection Act" really protect taxpayers?

April 7, 2014 in Publications

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WSJ’s Stephen Moore: Minimum wage increase would devastate the poor

April 7, 2014 in In the News
NW Watchdog.org
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NW Watchdog.org
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Mimimum Wage Debate at UW Tonite

April 7, 2014 in In the News
The Live Wire
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The Live Wire
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Publicola Makes the Best Argument Against Minimum Wage Hike

April 4, 2014 in Blog

In a story on Seattle rent prices yesterday, the left-leaning Publicola asserts that the “most interesting” data point from an analysis of Seattle’s rental-market is that, “The law of supply and demand is, it turns out, an actual thing."  It seems the analysis shows that just as this most basic tenet of economics predicts, demand is inextricably linked to supply.  The