The Washington Policy Center has started its own small business improvement campaign, with a 24-stop barnstorming tour this year, meeting with people to address business reform.
The center, based in Seattle and with an Eastern Washington office in Spokane, dubs this campaign "Lead the Way: Small Business and the Road to Recovery." The WPC (at washingtonpolicy.org) is a conservative education and research group.
Along with the visits to small business owners, the center will advocate for 24 ideas it considers essential to business reform
They range from market-determined Net "neutrality" to reforms in L&I plans and health insurance. The center has the full Lead the Way report on its site.
To see the itinerary, go to the extended jump.
The center's Web site lists the following scheduled stops:
Ephrata, May 5, Ephrata Chamber building
Grand Coulee, April 29, Location TBA
Kennewick, Feb. 25 Location TBA
Lake Chelan/Manson, May 7, Location TBA
Moses Lake - Oct. 22, Moses Lake Event Center
Newport, April 15, Owens Food and Grocery
Omak, Oct. 20, Koala St. Grill
Pasco July 12, Pasco Red Lion
Prosser, June 1, Barn Restaurant
Republic, June 17, Tamarak Restaurant
Ritzville, May 13, Caseula’s Restaurant
Spokane Valley, pending
Sunnyside, June 10, 12:00pm., Snipes Mt. Brewery
Walla Walla, pending
Wenatchee, April 14, Highlander Grill
West Richland, July 7, Sandberg Events Center
Yakima, Oct. 11, Yakima Red Lion