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Record number of Americans starting and running new businesses

According to a new report by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 14% more Americans became involved in starting or running a new business in 2014. 24 million Americans were reportedly engaged in startup business activity, with another 14 million running established businesses.


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Andrew Liveris on Charlie Rose
Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical, Talks about Manufacturing in America

Charlie Rose recently interviewed Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical, who spoke about the progress being made to boost manufacturing in the U.S. Check out the full interview here.

Andrew Liveris served as Co-Chair of President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee and is the author of Make it in America, a book about the case for revolutionizing the U.S. economy by revitalizing American manufacturing.



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September Make it in Washington Outreach Events in Wenatchee, Clarkston

September 10, 2015

11:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA

Room is 5015A, in VanTassel Hall, just off the Café

Lunch provided.

Make it in Washington representatives will participate in the Manufacturing Training Forum at Wenatchee Valley College, a regional manufacturing outreach event for manufacturers including information on opportunities at the College and the Job Skills Program. Hope to see you there!


September 15, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Walla Walla Community College, Clarkston Campus, 1420 Bridge Street, Clarkston, WA

Pizza lunch for all attendees.

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Patric Sazama of Impact Washington will speak about funded education and business consulting opportunities available through Make it in Washington. Come learn how Make it in Washington can increase your profitability!


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Business Meeting
Ignite Northwest Selects Inaugural Class of Technology Companies


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From Larsen Lake Blueberry Farms, a bucket of freshly picked blueberries.
WA’s Gov. Inslee to represent state’s blueberries, potatoes and wine in trade mission


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Washington State wine production benefiting from drought



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Washington State gained manufacturing jobs for a fourth straight year

Washington State gained manufacturing jobs for a fourth straight year, adding 2,827 jobs from February 2014 to February 2015.



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Life Science Innovation Northwest 2015 Conference

Innovate Washington Foundation/Ignite Northwest CEO, Bill Savitz, is presenting at Life Science Innovation Northwest 2015 on June 30th and July 1st at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Learn more at

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