Association of Washington Business Advocacy Resources
Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes nearly 7,000 members representing 700,000 employees.
AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association. AWB also has a longstanding record of working on behalf of companies in
While its membership includes major employers like Boeing and Microsoft, more than 90 percent of AWB members employ fewer than 100 people. More than half of AWB’s members employ fewer than 10.
AWB Mission Statement
AWB is the catalytic leader and unifying voice for economic prosperity throughout Washington state.
AWB Vision Statement
Washington will excel as a globally competitive state built on a solid foundation of innovation, a world-class workforce, and a quality of place second to none.
New edition of Washington Business Outlook highlights economic trendsNew report: AWB’s Council of Economic Advisors is out today with a fresh edition of Washington Business Outlook, a quarterly report of economic […]
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 […]
The AWB Institute launched a state-wide platform that connects young people across the state to real-world, work-based learning opportunities to better prepare students to choose high-growth careers and be better […]
AWB POSTS LEGISLATIVE SESSION WRAP-UP VIDEOS; SPECIAL SESSION UNDER CONSIDERATION TO FIX DRUG POSSESSION LAW
End of session: It was a mixed bag for employers this legislative session. Legislators took important steps to boost housing supply, jumpstart sustainable aviation fuel production, and slow spending as risk of a recession grows. At the same time, there were several missteps and missed opportunities.
New videos: In short videos, AWB’s government affairs team breaks down the session by topic area and relevant legislation to employers.
- Bob Battles shares a wrap-up on employment law
- Mike Ennis discusses land use, housing and transportation legislation
- Emily Shay gives an update on tax and budget issues
- Amy Anderson shares an overview of health care, child care and workforce bills
- Peter Godlewski reviews energy and environment policies