Resources For Education From A Business Perspective

The Business Institute of Washington (BIWa) provides public education on the relationship between business and public policy. We deliver transparent, nonpartisan information directly to you. From on-demand political research to in-depth issue analysis. Understanding the state’s political process in relation to its private-sector health is vital to your job, your community and our mission.

BIWa Program Areas

Fundraising Analysis

Campaign fundraising analysis is conducted year-round, and tracks political dollars of candidates, both incumbents and challengers, as well as special interest groups. The data helps Washingtonians better understand where candidates get their financial support and demonstrates how the flow of money shapes our state’s political landscape.

BIWa Internship Program

As we seek to educate the general public on the relationship between business and public policy in Washington state, it is important that our youth be included in the process. Our internship program gives Washington state student’s hands-on access to our work as educational advocates. Apply for an internship.

Outreach & Public Affairs

The Business Institute of Washington delivers important policy and research information through media outlets and community organizations. Through this outreach, information critical to the economic health of our state reaches employers and employees across the state.

Campaign Contribution Analysis for You

We provide campaign analysis information to help everyday citizens learn more about legislators and challengers in Washington state by taking a closer look at their donor contributions.

These reports on candidates’ fundraising activities are based on available data from the Public Disclosure Commission. Slight discrepancies in summary data may occur.

Request Your Own Analysis On State Legislative Candidates

We’ll analyze contributions to any state legislature or candidate just for you.

Simply fill out the adjacent form. We’ll email you the results directly!

Through our analysis, you’ll see who is giving to whom, and understand more clearly which individuals and special interests are lining up to support candidates for state legislative seats.

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BIWa Internship Program

Interested in learning more about the process of creating public policy? Want to take part in community outreach and education programs?

Then consider applying for an internship with us today! As an intern with BIWa, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work alongside key movers and shakers in effecting change in our state.

About Us

The Business Institute of Washington is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing Washingtonians with nonpartisan tools to understand the decisions being made in Olympia by the state Legislature. Not only do we research policy, but we also follow the money given to candidates, incumbents and challengers alike. The Business Institute provides access to this helpful and important information for all Washingtonians.

Business Institute of Washington

Board of Directors
Jim Blundell, T-Mobile
Gary Chandler, Association of Washington Business
Nathan Gorton, Washington Association of Realtors
Greg Hannon, Communico

Staff
Michael Davis, President and CEO
email: michael@businessinstitutewa.org
Sonja Forster, Vice President
email: sonja@businessinstitutewa.org 

Help Support BIWa

Your support is needed so the Business Institute can continue its valuable work in keeping Washingtonians informed on business issues. Please support the Institute through a charitable donation. Mail your donation to:

The Business Institute of Washington
1603 116th Avenue NE, Suite 120
Bellevue, WA 98004

Donations are fully tax deductible as allowed by federal law. Federal Tax ID#: 14-1963077. 

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If you would like more information on ways to support programs of
The Business Institute of Washington, please send us a request!