“Challenge Seattle” launches with positive reviews. From us, too.

The Seattle Times editorially celebrates the formation of a new business leadership group. 

SEATTLE has a new Legion of Boom that could carry the day for the region’s economy and quality of life.

Called Challenge Seattle, it’s a coalition of chief executives from more than a dozen of the region’s largest companies, including Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com and Ray Conner of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. They’re listed at ChallengeSeattle.com.

From the Challenge Seattle website:

Challenge Seattle was formed to ensure that our region thrives as one of the most innovative, vibrant and globally competitive regions in the world.

  1. Providing our children the opportunity through education to compete for the jobs of the future right here in Washington State.
  2. Developing world leading infrastructure that drives our future growth and vitality, and improves quality of life.
  3. Creating and maintaining  good jobs while preserving our values.
  4. Telling the Seattle story here and around the world.

The Association of Washington Business also welcomes Challenge Seattle.

The group’s aims for shared prosperity are closely aligned with Opportunity Washington, another newly announced effort with a statewide focus on the same general themes: Achieve, Connect and Employ.

AWB is right. We share goals and priorities. The more we work together, the more we will accomplish.