Governor Inslee Proposes Efforts to Improve the Business Climate and Expand Workforce

Governor Jay Inslee addressing the WCTA
Governor Jay Inslee addressing the WCTA

Governor Jay Inslee on February 13 introduced a plan to revitalize Washington’s economy, create jobs, and ensure there are workers with the knowledge and skills to fill the jobs.

Proposed are efforts to:

  • Work with legislators and stakeholders to craft a comprehensive, innovative transportation plan
  • Pass tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed veterans
  • Create a one-stop online tool to help businesses register, track permits, file taxes and get important notices
  • Establish Regulatory Innovation Center to streamline government/business interactions
  • Adopt House Bill 1693 to provide tax relief to businesses in high-growth sectors
  • Expand efforts to help businesses compete for federal contracts
  • Address critical shortage in housing for lowincome farm workers
  • Work with industry to revitalize Washington’s tourism promotion efforts

See the Governor’s Improving the Business Climate and Expanding Our Workforce Policy Brief here.