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.
Brandon Houskeeper, Policy Analyst, April, 2010
As the state’s unemployment rate rose to 9.5 percent, Governor Gregoire rolled out her own news of economic success, claiming job growth in the green sector of the state’s economy. To support her claim, the Governor cites the findings of the 2009 Washington State Green Economy Jobs report which found that there are more than 99,000 green jobs in Washington.