Our Voice: Good solution for Seattle's new minimum wage law

We have one word to say to businesses in Seattle regarding the new $15 minimum wage: "Welcome."

Why not bring your business here?

The east side of the state has lots of clean energy, an above average number of skilled and experienced workers in a variety of disciplines, growing industrial areas and business parks and an excellent transportation hub. And we have lots of sunshine.

Seattle's cost of living index is 119.1 percent of the national average; the Tri-Cities is 95.8 percent.

Every business on the west side worried about the new minimum wage should seriously consider relocating to the Tri-Cities.

For confidential and professional information about growing or expanding your business to the Tri-Cities, Tri-City Development Council President Carl Adrian can be reached at 509-735-1000.