Category Archives: Washington

Washington No. 2 in 2010 State New Economy Index

Washington follows top-ranked Massachusetts in efforts to be competitive reports the 2010 State New Economy Index. The report was released by ITIF (The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation) and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Efforts are measured using 26 indicators … Continue reading

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Study highlights states that are helping to create jobs — Washington #3 in innovation

“Enterprising States: Creating Jobs, Economic Development, and Prosperity in Challenging Times” is a must-read study from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that came out in May. The study indicates “proactive state policies and best practices with proven impact” for creating … Continue reading

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Washington SBIR Phase I results for fiscal year 2009

SSTI has released a table with SBIR Phase I results for 2009. Washington is ranked #14 among the states for both proposals submitted (451) and awards won (90); and #16 for the award-to-proposal conversion rate (20%). View historical charts below. Visit … Continue reading

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Washington state responds to Idaho’s invitation to businesses

“Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s ‘love letter’ to neighboring states has generated a lot of debate and hand-wringing recently over which of our two states is better for business,” begins Rogers Weed, director of the Washington State Department of Commerce in … Continue reading

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Washington issues report on growing the aerospace industry in the state

The Washington Council on Aerospace has issued a report providing recommendations to the Governor and Legislature on how to strengthen and grow the aerospace industry in Washington state. The report details objectives for growing and improving jobs, economic development, workforce … Continue reading

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Gov. Gregoire unveils plan to create jobs, spur economic growth

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire announced a plan to create as many as 40,000 jobs over the next three years. “Despite our budget constraints, I believe we can and must encourage employers to start hiring and capitalize on new opportunities,” Gregoire … Continue reading

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Growing Washington’s life sciences and ICT industries subject of state report

Washington’s Life Sciences and Information and Communication Technology industries are examined in a report prepared by the Washington State Department of Commerce. The report provides a competitive analysis of the sectors and makes four recommendations for advancing efforts: enhance state … Continue reading

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