PLAN Washington was launched by the Washington Business Alliance at a sold out event at K&L Gates in Seattle. PLAN Washington is an initiative of the statewide and non-partisan Washington Business Alliance co-founded by Sonicare toothbrush entrepreneur David Giuliani with retired Starbucks President Howard Behar. It reflects over two years of engagement with diverse business, government, and community stakeholders, and research into best practices by issue committees. The plan focuses on six key topic areas: economic development, education, environment, governance, health, and transportation.
To download the entire PLAN go to: http://www.planwashington.org/plan-washington
Egils Milbergs, founder of the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Alliance commented: "PLAN Washington is a significant step forward in defining the role of business in shaping the future of Washington state. Businesses have relevant knowledge, performance systems and financial resources that can be applied in building consensus and strategic direction for economic prosperity, job creation and quality of life. We cannot rely solely on the political process and government to shape that consensus. The key to success is collaboration and optimizing the role of each stakeholder to focus on what each does best."
Link to Puget Sound Business Journal article: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2014/02/27/seattle-business-group-unveils-plan-to.html?page=all