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Washington venture capital data

A MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) shows U.S. venture capital investments declined in 2008, the first yearly decline since 2003. The State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI) maintains a Venture Capital Dashboard that gives a state-by-state breakdown of data from the report.

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  • Read more at SSTI
  • SSTI's Venture Capital Dashboard - WA venture capital summary
  • SSTI's Venture Capital Dashboard - WA investment by stage

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    Gregoire appoints Larry Williams as interim CTED director

    Gov. Chris Gregoire has named Larry Williams as the interim director for the Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED) effective January 12, 2009. Williams has served as assistant director responsible for the International Trade and Economic Development Division for the past three years and has been an executive manager at CTED for eight years.

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    Williams fills the vacancy left by Juli Wilkerson while a national search is conducted for a permanent replacement. Wilkerson is retiring after a long public service career in state and local government.

    Williams came to Washington State from the North Carolina Department of Commerce in 2001. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University.

    CTED is the lead state agency charged with enhancing and promoting sustainable community and economic vitality in Washington. For more information, visit www.cted.wa.gov.

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    Washington ranks #1 for starting a business

    U.S. News & World Report places Washington at the top of the list of seven states friendly to entrepreneurs starting businesses. U.S. News bases its ranking on two recent studies: The 2008 New State Economy Index and the Small Business Survival Index 2008. "Washington is first among the states in steps toward energy efficiency and using more alternative-energy sources," says U.S. News, and also notes Washington's strong manufacturing sector and low taxes.

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  • Read the article in U.S. News & World Report
  • The 2008 State New Economy Index from the ITIF

  • Small Business Survival Index 2008 from the SBE Council


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    Southwest Washington and the New Economy

    With Washington state ranking high in The 2008 State New Economy Index, the Vancouver Business Journal explores Southwest Washington's fit in the mix.

    The VBJ interviews WTC Executive Director Lee Cheatham, WSU Vancouver Chancellor Hal Dengerink, Washington Economic Development Commission Director Egils Milbergs and others about innovative companies (e.g. nLIGHT, RS Medical, Insitu, Mapwith.US), workforce resources and technology capacity that will keep Southwest Washington well positioned in an Innovation Economy.

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  • Read the article in Vancouver Business Journal
  • The 2008 State New Economy Index from the ITIF

    Related WTC links:

  • nLIGHT Photonics is a WTC client
  • RS Medical is a WTC client
  • Insitu is a WTC client

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    Evergreen Film and Website Launched

    Evergreen: The Washington Clean Tech Story features more than forty conversations with clean tech leaders in the state of Washington including the Governor, mayors, entrepreneurs and green collar job holders. The film was produced by the Washington Clean Technology Alliance and Seattleā€™s More Dust Than Digital Films.

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  • Visit Evergreenfilm.org

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