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2023 Competitiveness REDBOOK Key Indicators of Washington's Business Climate

The 2023 Competitiveness Redbook is produced by the Washington Alliance for a Competitive Economy, a nonprofit research institute focused on improving the state’s economy and business climate.

The 2023 Redbook is published with support from the following organizations:

  • Association of Washington Business
  • Washington Association of REALTORS®
  • Washington Research Council
  • Washington Roundtable

To order additional copies of the 2023 Redbook, contact AWB at 360.943.1600 or visit

The 2023 Competitiveness Redbook is a data-driven snapshot of Washington’s economic health, comparing the state to the rest of the nation in a variety of key indicators.

Coming out of the pandemic, Washington saw strong employment growth (Table 4) with more than 145,000 new jobs added during the previous year. The state ranked 10th in the nation in overall employment growth and

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