July 9, 2014
News Roundup: NW WA study mission, Addressing the skills gap, Record number of UW startups
Northwest Washington Study Mission – Seattle Chamber
State Relations was back on the road in late June to participate in the Seattle Metro Chamber and Puget Sound Regional Council’s NW WA Study Mission. Delegates visited a series of sites that showcased innovation and economic development in sectors such as tourism, agriculture, maritime, manufacturing, and higher education.
— UW State Relations (@UWGOV) June 26, 2014
Guest: How Seattle is falling behind other 21st century cities – Seattle Times
According to guest columnists Randy Hodgins, UW Vice President of External Affairs and Maud Daudon, President & CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber, the region must take aggressive actions to close the existing skills gap.
Is a college degree still worth it? Study says yes – Associated Press
Those with bachelor’s or associate’s degrees earn more money over their lifetime than those who skip college, even after factoring in the cost of higher education, according to a recent report by The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Spinout success: New leadership steps in at UW’s C4C – Puget Sound Business Journal
— UW News (@uwnews) June 24, 2014
When Michael Young took the reins of Washington state’s largest public university in 2011, he pledged to slash the red tape and spin out more companies than ever before from the University of Washington. Well, it’s working. And now the school is getting recognized for it.
— OCIO (@WAOCIO) July 3, 2014
10 Best Cities to Launch a Startup – CNN Money
Seattle comes in at No. 8, and UW is cited.
— Seattle Chamber (@SeattleChamber) July 9, 2014
Recent grad seeks for serve needs of Tri-Cities – Tri-City Herald
— WSA Council (@WSACouncil) July 3, 2014