Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is a trade association that serves tech companies in Washington. We consolidate the power of member companies to solve problems they cannot easily solve alone. We focus on two main activities. First, we use group buying power to help tech companies grow profitably. We focus on creating services for employers to develop, connect, and retain and connect talent with employers. Second, we act as a unifying, independent voice to inform and motivate industry, education and government peers to collaborate productively. We apply influence to drive public and private investment into higher education, a healthy business ecosystem, and urban planning.