Business

House approves Brown’s blockchain work group bill Praising the bill as a critical step for everything from job-creation to agriculture to a tool for addressing privacy concerns, members of the House of Representatives unanimously passed Sen. Sharon Brown’s bill to establish the Washington Blockchain Work Group. “Taking a look at the possibilities of what blockchain brings, and... Read More...
Senate passes Brown bill to create innovative industry-siting program Today the Senate voted to approve a measure sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown to establish a statewide industrial-siting coordination program, based on a concept known as industrial symbiosis. “Despite the complicated name, the idea behind it is quite simple,” said Brown, R-Kennewick. “Instead of wasting the excess resources generated by... Read More...
Video: Industrial Symbiosis In this week’s video, Sen. Sharon Brown is joined by Rhys Roth, Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure. The two discuss Senate Bill 6430 — Brown’s measure to establish an industrial symbiosis program for Washington. So what on earth is ‘industrial symbiosis?’ Despite the complicated name, the idea... Read More...
Bipartisan support gives businesses break under simplified license bill Businesses in Washington can expect a simpler process for acquiring general business licenses now that the Senate passed legislation to simplify an often confusing and time-consuming process. When businesses operate in more than one city, even when their only operation is making a single delivery in another jurisdiction, a business... Read More...
Building Insight Magazine: Streamlining Government By State Senator Sharon Brown …As chair of the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee, I’m fighting to shrink government while streamlining the way it interacts with businesses. A business that has fewer regulations to deal with has more time and resources to expend elsewhere. That translates into a reinvestment... Read More...
Senate panel considers trio of Brown bills focused on regulatory reform Senator continues multi-year effort to reduce red tape and help create jobs Today the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee considered three bills aimed at making it easier for Washington businesses to operate, grow and create jobs. Sen. Sharon Brown, who chairs the committee and is the lead sponsor of... Read More...
Panel hears support for trio of Brown bills to encourage job growth Measures would expedite permitting and help create new manufacturing and construction jobs  Sen. Sharon Brown, chair of the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee, has made attracting and retaining employers in Washington and helping them create new jobs her top priority since coming to the Senate. Today, three of her... Read More...