Washington Business Winter 2015

2015 | winter A REMARKABLE APPROACH TO BANKING washington business winter 2015 news with a competitive edge out of balance OUT OF BALANCE 26 The list of potential “asks” of Washington’s employer community is long this year, especially when weighed against measures aimed at improving the economy. Business Backgrounder Economy 31 Education & Workforce 35 Employment & Workplace Industry 48 “Washington Trust is the best bank I have ever worked with. They dedicate time to understanding my business and I know if I have a solid reason for making an investment, the bank will listen and think about it rationally.” – Bruce Wanta President, Spectrum Controls in their words: Gen. Stanley McChrystal See how business gets done at watrust.com/business. 800.788.4578 42 20