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Seattle In The Spotlight April 19th - April 25th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: April 19th – April 25th, 2019

Curious about what’s happening in the Seattle tech community? This week’s Seattle in the Spotlight is exactly what you’re looking for, featuring: Tech Companies are Doubling Down on Family Leave to Improve Recruiting and Diversity, Washington Passes ‘Strongest Clean Energy Policy’ in Nation with Carbon Neutrality Mandate by 2030, and more.

Tech Companies are Doubling Down on Family Leave to Improve Recruiting and Diversity

GeekWire | Monica Nickelsburg | April 24

“Competition for talent in the tech industry is cut-throat, leading many companies to cook up generous benefits packages to gain an edge. That can mean unlimited vacation, travel stipends, continued learning opportunities, and other perks. But some tech companies are zeroing in on one benefit that checks two boxes: family leave. Studies show that family leave policies can help companies retain women, a key goal for an industry that struggles with diversity. Tech execs are taking note and expanding what they offer beyond traditional leave for birth mothers to a wide range of benefits including paternity leave, adoption assistance, and fertility treatments.”

Washington Passes ‘Strongest Clean Energy Policy’ in Nation with Carbon Neutrality Mandate by 2030

GeekWire | Monica Nickelsburg | April 24

“Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants his state to become the green standard in the fight against climate change, and he just secured a big victory in pursuit of that goal. On Wednesday, the state legislature passed Inslee’s clean energy bill, establishing some of the most ambitious environmental goals in the nation. It’s a big win for Inslee, who is running for president on a climate change platform.”

Sound Transit Asking for Public Input on New Light Rail Line to Tacoma

KIRO 7 | Graham Johnson | April 23

“Bisected by I-5, the city of Fife is largely known for casinos and car dealers. But in a spot just north of State Route 99, Mayor Kim Roscoe envisions a denser place more people will live. She imagines taller buildings with affordable apartments, a plaza, maybe even a small grocery, all anchored by a new light rail station.”

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    Marrione Camacho is a strategy consultant and a contributor at WTIA. He helps organizations understand their purpose, maximize their value, and scale their impact. He is currently based in Manila, Philippines and you can contact him at marrionecamacho@gmail.com and through LinkedIn.

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