State Business


“Economic growth brings opportunities, and it brings headaches,” says Margaret O’Mara, a University of Washington professor who specializes in urban history. “That was true in 1840s Manchester, it was true in 1890s Pittsburgh, and it’s true with Seattle in the 20-teens. … It’s on both cities and the tech companies to figure out the way to handle these things.”


“I built a business from the ground up, so I know first-hand how challenging the current tax code is for entrepreneurs,” Linda McMahon said in a statement a day before her Aurora visit. “One of the first things I hear from the business owners I’ve met in my travels around the country is the urgent need for tax reform.  They want to see lower rates and a simpler tax code to level the playing field.”