Murray, Pettigrew: How to create more jobs in the state’s tech sector

Mayor Murray co-wrote a guest editorial for the Sunday edition of the Seattle Times concerning tax incentives for research and development in Washington state. The column starts: “If taxpayers knew they could make an investment that would help spur the growth of Washington’s technology sector, generate thousands of high-paying technology jobs and pay itself off […]

Seattle TimesMayor Murray co-wrote a guest editorial for the Sunday edition of the Seattle Times concerning tax incentives for research and development in Washington state. The column starts:

“If taxpayers knew they could make an investment that would help spur the growth of Washington’s technology sector, generate thousands of high-paying technology jobs and pay itself off many times over, most would do so in a heartbeat.

In fact, taxpayers have already been making this investment for two decades, and have received tremendous returns on their investment along the way. The tech sector has added more than 106,000 direct jobs since 1990, created $21.8 billion of income from technology employment and contributed nearly $3 billion in business-and-occupation and sales taxes to the state.”

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