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.
Small Business Owners Offer Solutions to Improve Business Climate at Statewide Small Business Conference
Seattle - Small business owners, legislators, and policymakers from all over Washington gathered in SeaTac yesterday to discuss the state’s business climate at Washington Policy Center’s 2009 Small Business Conference. During several interactive issue breakout sessions, business owners suggested and discussed solutions to improve the climate for small businesses in Washington. This was the fourth statewide small business conference hosted by WPC since 2003.
This year’s conference was very well received by the over 250 attendees. Small business owners, legislators, and policymakers from all over Washington gathered in SeaTac on Tuesday, November 10th, to discuss the state's business climate at Washington Policy Center's 2009 Small Business Conference.
Jeanette M. Petersen, Adjunct Scholar, November, 2009
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Seattle – Small business owners and policymakers from around the state will gather in SeaTac next week to discuss the state’s business climate and ideas for how policymakers can make Washington more supportive of businesses and job growth. Washington Policy Center’s biennial Small Business Conference comes as Boeing announced its decision to build a 2nd 787 line in South Carolina rather than here, a move which shows Washington faces serious competiveness challenges from other states.
What: WPC’s Statewide Small Business Conference