State Relations

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.

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

After spinning out record number of startups, UW C4C named ’emerging incubator of the year’ – TechFlash

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.

10 Best Cities to Launch a Startup – CNN Money

Seattle comes in at No. 8, and UW is cited.

Recent grad seeks for serve needs of Tri-Cities – Tri-City Herald