Business Startups: Roadmap to register & license your business in Washington

Resources for starting your business Starting a business is a big decision. If you’ve never owned a business before, you may be unaware of all the things you need to do to get your business going. Careful planning and research will improve your chances of success. The Washington State Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA) helps people navigate Washington’s environment and business regulatory […] Read more »

Promoting Kitsap County at the Paris International Air Show!

 KADA joins Washington delegation for pre-Paris Air Show tour of Toulouse aerospace region!    The Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance (KADA) is in Paris among the Washington State Delegation to promote development opportunities in Kitsap County.Charlotte Garrido, Commissioner, Kitsap County; John Powers, Executive Director, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance; Axel Strakeljahn, Commissioner, Port of Bremerton; and Tim Thomson, Captain USN (ret), who along with Powers, co-chairs the KADA […] Read more »

Registration is now open for the 2016 Western Washington Business Partnership Forum

June 1, 2016 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center 1500 Broadway, Tacoma WA 98402 Formerly known as the Vendor Education Seminar, the Department of Enterprise Services is holding its second Business Partnership Forum at Tacoma Convention and Trade Center in Tacoma WA. Attend this event if you are a company that wants to learn how to do business and network with: State agencies […] Read more »

Dept of Commerce seeks input on civilian-military land use in Washington

The Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce) is gathering information and input on civilian-military land use as part of an ongoing statewide effort to promote mutual compatibility. Last year Commerce released a preliminary review of nationwide best practices on civilian-military land use, co-produced through the Urban and Regional Planning program at Eastern Washington University (EWU). Commerce revised the preliminary nationwide review (based on comments received […] Read more »

Washington State #10, Forbes Best States for Business

The Best And Worst States For Business 2015 Kurt Badenhausen Forbes Staff Best States: #10 Washington 2014 Rank: 8 Gross State Product: $427 billion 5-yr annual GSP growth: 2.2% Governor: Jay Inslee Energy costs are 30% below the national average and second lowest in the U.S. The outlook is bright with household incomes projected to increase at the second fastest rate through 2019. Read more »

Washington launches mobile app for tourists

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has launched a new mobile sightseeing app that compiles information about more than 1,000 free attractions and recommendations from local experts. The app includes deals for visitors to this week’s U.S. Open golf tournament but other features can be used any time. The app includes free audio tours, including walking tours of waterfront communities Kirkland and Edmonds; […] Read more »

Biz Opps: RFQ – WA State Janitorial Services

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) – Refresh Solicitation #09814 For Janitorial Services Master Contract No. 00508 The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) issues this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) under the authority of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 43.19.  DES reserves the right to modify dates and times.  Any changes will be sent electronically as Amendments to all users of Washington’s Electronic Business Solution […] Read more »

Washington fares well in new report ranking taxpayer ROI for all states

The KPBJ APRIL 21, 2014 @ 7:59PM Following its Federal Dependency and State Tax Rate reports, has released its latest analysis of the U.S. tax landscape, an in-depth look at which states give taxpayers the Best & Worst Return on Investment. WalletHub used 27 metrics to compare the quality and efficiency of state government services across six distinct categories – Infrastructure, Education, Health, Safety, Economy […] Read more »

Job vacancies in state expected to nearly double in Spring 2014 over previous year

DECEMBER 18, 2013 ~ The KPBJ OLYMPIA — In a survey last spring, Washington employers reported they expect to nearly double their job openings by spring 2014. According to the Employment Security Department’s 2013 Spring Job-Vacancy and Hiring Survey Report, job vacancies in Washington increased by 63 percent, from nearly 52,000 in spring 2012 to more than 85,000 in spring 2013. More than two-thirds of the […] Read more »

State’s second-quarter taxable retail sales reach $29 billion

December 12, 2013 – The KPBJ OLYMPIA — Taxable retail sales statewide in the second quarter of 2013 jumped 8.3 percent over the same period in 2012, according to a report released by the Washington State Department of Revenue. Total taxable retail sales between April 1 and June 30 reached $29 billion. Read more. Read more »