No one knows Washington retail legislation better than our experienced Policy and Government Affairs team and no one knows the issues facing the industry better than Washington retailers. When these two groups come together, the retail environment is empowered and enriched. With hundreds of bills introduced into the state legislature that affect the retail environment, it is crucial that the state’s retail community be effectively represented, informed, and engaged in decisions that directly impact their bottom line.
While federal initiatives may receive more attention, the vast majority of legislative activity takes place at the state level.
WR advocates for Washington retailers through effective engagement with retailers of all sizes and sectors. We engage the public, policymakers, and the media regarding the impact legislative and regulatory proposals will have on the success of retail establishments.
As your voice at the Capitol, Seattle City Hall, and with regulatory agencies across the state, WR closely monitors legislative and regulatory activity, voicing opposition to anti-business proposals and supporting solutions that allow retailers and their employees to thrive.
Washington State has a higher bill passage rate than congress, placing even greater emphasis on the need to monitor state laws.