The Lesson of South Carolina - We must work to improve Washington’s business climate


The Boeing Co.’s decision last year to locate its second 787 production line in South Carolina was disappointing news; however, it brought attention to a critically important topic: Washington’s business climate. Washington is the most trade-dependent state in the nation. We are the home to global leaders in aerospace, software, telecommunications, retail and agriculture, but increasingly, some wonder aloud whether we are taking these companies—and the jobs they provide—for granted. After all, in most cases, it is not the weather that keeps them here.

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