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Small Businesses Need More than Bread and Circuses

May 29, 2012 in Publications

May 20–26 was National Small Business Week. Around the country, government officials paid homage to the small business owners who drive innovation in our national and state economies.

The recognition is certainly well deserved, but small businesses need more than a week of ceremonial platitudes in order to create the jobs that will spur our national and state economies out of recession.

What small business desperately need is real relief — relief from over-regulation, high taxes, and burdensome labor laws — at both the federal and state levels.

Businesses Need More than Bread and Circuses

May 22, 2012 in Blog

Yesterday kicked off the start of National Small Business Week.  Around the country government officials are paying homage to the small business owners who drive innovation in our national and state economies.

The recognition is certainly well deserved, but small businesses need more than a week of ceremonial platitudes in order to create the jobs that will spur our national and state economies out of recession. 

Take a Brief Survey on Youth Unemployment and Help Us Earn Grant Money!

During May and June you have an unique opportunity to help Washington Policy Center earn a grant from Community Forums Network & Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, simply by filling out a brief online survey on the state's high young-adult unemployment rate, and forwarding the link to your colleagues, friends, and family.

Why is Teen Unemployment So High?

May 17, 2012 in In the News
Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
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Friday, May 11, 2012

Yet Another Report Shows Washington’s Small Business Climate Needs Improving

May 9, 2012 in Blog

On the heels of two recent reports by the American Legislative Exchange Council and the Washington Roundtable concluding Washington’s business climate is in serious need of improvement comes a third report with the same conclusion.

Unions: Forcing Union Members to Work With Non-Union Workers Is Slavery

May 3, 2012 in Blog

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 has filed a lawsuit against Indiana’s governor, attorney general and labor commissioner contending that forcing union workers to work alongside non-union workers is  slavery.

In New Report, State's Biggest Employers Say Washington's Business Climate Needs Fixing

May 2, 2012 in Blog

Reinforcing what most employers in Washington State already know, a new report by the Washington Roundtable concludes our state’s business climate is in serious need of improvement.

The Washington Roundtable is a nonprofit, public policy organization comprised of executives of some of the state’s biggest private sector employers (Starbucks, Safeco and Boeing, to name a few).  So when Roundtable members say our state needs a more competitive business climate, they know what they’re talking about.