State Economy

Despite strong growth in overall economic productivity over the past decade, the majority of Washington’s working families have not shared in the economic wealth they have helped create. EOI is working to ensure economic growth is founded on broad-based prosperity, so economic security and opportunity are available to all. New public policies are needed to match the changes on our economy, including access to health care, paid family leave and paid sick days, retirement security, and a social safety net.

Research and Publications

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Equal Pay Opportunity Act

Fact Sheet | November 7, 2014

Unequal pay creates economy-busting jobs Women make up half of the workforce and earn more

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Washington State Work & Family Agenda

Fact Sheet | November 7, 2014

Equal Pay Opportunity Act  Women hold nearly half of all jobs and earn the majority of col

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Latest Blog Posts

Bill Finkbeiner
Light rail is our best option to meet population boom

Economic Opportunity Institute | May 27, 2015

Investing in our our transportation infrastructure – especially public transit – helps our

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The Stalemate Over Washington State’s Budget

Marilyn Watkins | May 26, 2015

The stalemate in Olympia over Washington state’s budget represents an ideological divide t

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