Some Ideas To Fix Washington State’s Economy
Part IV in a series from our recent brief, In Pursuit of Prosperity: Eight Strategies to Rebuild Washington's Economy. Widely shared prosperity doesn’t happen by accident. History, supported by persuasive research, proves that prosperity happens when we deliberately invest in the foundations of a strong economy – broad and equal opportunity to build knowledge and skills, adequate compensation and support for workers, and adequate investments in conditions that foster economic growth.
In our recent policy brief, we provide analysis that shows there are cracks in the foundation of our economy – weak and unequal access to opportunity, a job market lopsided with low-wage work, and a broken revenue system.
Policymakers can fix our economy and increase shared prosperity by ensuring opportunities are abundant and equal, creating better jobs, and fixing our flawed revenue system. Eight strategies can rebuild the middle class and make our economy work for everyone.