Last fall, hundreds of Washington employers and employees stepped up and signed their names to the side of a bus during our first-ever statewide tour of manufacturers. The signers, like Michelle MacArthur at Lamb Weston in Kennewick (cover photo), did more than just sign their names. They represented employers across the state in displaying the strength and determination that is the spirit of Washington’s employer community.
The bus tour was one of many firsts in 2017. For the first time in three decades, we introduced a new logo as part of our brand update. We held two summits on rural jobs, sparking a broad discussion about how to bridge the growing urban-rural economic divide. And we hosted a Federal Affairs Summit, convening leaders from the other Washington to join the conversation about solving problems in our state.
Thanks to everyone who stepped up with. With your support, we will continue working to united diverse groups to bring economic prosperity to all of Washington.
Kris Johnson, President | Michael A. Senske, Board Chair