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.
Over the past several weeks Washington Policy Center has held Small Business Forums in Spokane, Tri-Cities, Bellevue, Wenatchee, Tacoma, and Vancouver. We've been holding these forums for three years and 2008 brought the most participants ever!
Tri-Cities – Washington Policy Center, in conjunction with Tri-Cities Area Chamber of Commerce, TRIDEC, Tri-Cities Homebuilders Association, and the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business, will be holding a regional Small Business Forum in Richland on Thursday, October 30. A bipartisan panel of legislators will discuss health care reform ideas for the upcoming 2009 legislative session. In addition, business owners and employees will join policymakers and analysts to discuss several other important issues impacting small businesses.
Spokane – Washington Policy Center, in conjunction with Greater Spokane, Inc., and the Spokane Journal of Business, will be holding a regional Small Business Forum in Spokane on Wednesday, October 29. Business owners and employees will join policymakers and analysts to discuss several important issues impacting small businesses.
What: 2008 Regional Small Business Forum and breakfast
When: Wednesday, October 29, 7:30-9am
Where: Spokane Red Lion Hotel at the Park (303 W North River Dr)
Washington Policy Center is co-sponsored the event with Women of Washington.
Stephen Moore, a member of the The Wall Street Journal editorial board and senior economics writer, spoke about the current economic situation and what the future may hold.