Washington Roundtable president Steve Mullin and Association of Washington Business president Kris Johnson each went on the road recently – Mullin to Yakima, Johnson to Moses Lake – addressing economic development groups.
Mullin spoke to the Yakima Development Association about the Opportunity Washington priorities.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reported on Mullin’s address.
Stephen Mullin, president of Washington Roundtable, told the association, known as New Vision, that most business leaders throughout the state routinely crave advances in the same three areas — education, transportation infrastructure and creating a more business-friendly regulatory climate.
While so much attention is focused on Olympia at this time, it’s important to engage citizens around the state – including the same civic and business leaders that helped shape the Opportunity Washington roadmap – in assuring that the vision is realized. These talks reinforce the understanding that this is a shared vision, as noted by one of the leaders attending the New Vision meeting.
Richard Sheyner, a Port of Grandview commissioner, was impressed with the speech, especially to learn that communities have so many goals in common.
“It almost doesn’t matter where you are in the state,” he said.
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