Useful Links

Other AWB sites

 AWB Institute – The AWB Institute is the not-for profit affiliate of the Association of Washington Business. It focuses on an array of human resource and employment issues, including workforce development and education, workplace safety, environmental compliance and competitiveness.

Washington Business Week - A week-long program offered five times each summer to high school students and educators K-12. Participants are introduced to basic economic and business concepts, environmental issues, critical thinking skills and the concept of teamwork. They are completely immersed in discussions, role playing exercises, lectures, computer simulations and work groups which present a fair and balanced picture of the private enterprise system.


State Partner Organizations

Washington Research Council - Examines how public policy issues will affect business, government, and the community. Research is based on facts from reliable data sources and informed by economic analysis with an appreciation of the power of free markets.

Washington Roundtable - The Washington Roundtable is a nonprofit, public policy organization comprised of chief executives representing major private sector employers throughout Washington state.

Enterprise Washington GROW - GROW is a nonpartisan network of local chambers of commerce, business associations and companies, working to make Washington the state of choice for jobs and business. We support actions that improve our economy and foster new opportunities for growth.



National Partners Organizations

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce  is the world's largest business federation representing 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer. As the voice of business, the Chamber's core purpose is to fight for free enterprise before Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, the courts, the court of public opinion, and governments around the world.

National Association of Manufacturers - The National Association of Manufacturer’s mission is to advocate on behalf of its members to enhance the competitiveness of manufacturers by shaping a legislative and regulatory environment conducive to U.S. economic growth and to increase understanding among policymakers, the media and the general public about the vital role of manufacturing in America’s economic and national security for today and in the future.

Association of State Chamber Professionals - The Association of State Chamber Professionals consists of the top membership, marketing, communications, and non-dues professionals from state chambers of commerce (and other organizations with similar missions, but varying names) from across the country.


State Government

Governor's office - The official website of Governor Christine Gregoire.

Washington state Supreme Court - The official website of the Washington state Supreme Court

Washington state Senate - The official website of the Washington state Senate.

Washington state House of Representatives - The official website of the Washington state House of Representatives.

Washington state Legislative Bill Information - The bill information section of the Washington state Legislative website is the source for bill information.

Washington state Secretary of State - The Washington state Secretary of State is responsible for organizing and the running of elections in Washington state. The Secretary's site is a great resource to find out who and what will be on the election ballot.

Washington state House Democratic Caucus - The official website of the Washington state House of Representatives Democratic Caucus.

Washington state House Republican Caucus - The official website of the Washington state House of Representatives Republican Caucus.

Washington state Senate Republican Caucus - The official website of the Washington state Senate Republican Caucus.

Washington state Senate Democratic Caucus - The official website of the Washington state Senate Democratic Caucus.


Federal Government

Firstgov.gov - The federal government's main website gathers all the information provided by federal agencies.

Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet - Library of Congress center for information on federal legislation, including Congressional Record and links to other relevant federal sites.

U.S. House of Representatives Home Page - The U.S. House of Representatives' site provides public access to legislative information, information about members, committees, and organizations of the House, and links to other U.S. government information resources.

U.S. Senate Home Page - The U.S. Senate's site provides information from and about the members of the Senate, Senate committees, Senate leadership and support offices, general background about Senate legislative procedures, Senate facilities in the Capitol Building, and history of the Senate.

The White House - Visit the White House in Washington D.C., and check up on the current occupants.

Democratic National Committee - Home of the Democratic National Committee, has information about the Democratic Party, and related news.

Republican National Committee - Republican Main Street site contains information about the G.O.P., candidates, news, etc.