Yesterday Opportunity Washington: Priorities for Shared Prosperity was launched. Opportunity Washington was developed by the Washington Alliance for a Competitive Economy (WashACE), which is a partnership of the Association of Washington Business, Washington Roundtable, Washington Research Council and Enterprise Washington.
Opportunity Washington is “a roadmap for expanding Washington’s culture of opportunity to individuals, families, employers, and communities in every corner of the state.” The main priorities are:
Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden helped launch Opportunity Washington at the AWB Legislative Summit in Olympia. See here for AWB’s take.
Close to our hearts here at the Research Council is (surprise!) the research behind the initiative. See here for the full report, which “identifies a long-term policy framework that state leaders should pursue to build on current strengths, address areas for improvement, and ensure Washingtonians have access to rewarding life and career opportunities.”