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Another good state economic forecast

The State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council heard good news in their Olympia meeting today. Overall, the preliminary September forecast sees job growth at 2.6 percent this year. Tax revenues are 3.5 percent above expectations.

September 2014

Take light rail to Seahawks game tomorrow

“12th Man” football fans from the South Sound are being encouraged to avoid driving hassles leading to the first regular season game tomorrow afternoon in Seattle.

September 2014

SBA funding for small biz int’l trade

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced a $494,200 funding to support activities to increase exporting by small companies in Washington.

September 2014

Del’s Feed in Puyallup to become TSC

Long-time Puyallup retail store Del’s Feed and Farm Supply will be rebranded as a Tractor Supply Company store next month and move to a new location on River Road.

September 2014

Two new directors at Columbia Bank

Reflecting its growing footprint as a Pacific Northwest regional banking system, Tacoma-based Columbia Banking System has named two new members to its board of directors, one from Seattle and the other from the Tri-Cities.

September 2014

Big grant to Tacoma PBS station

Corporation for Public Broadcasting has awarded a $100,000 community service grant to KBTC, the local PBS television station serving the South Sound and western Washington from Tacoma.

September 2014

You know a Woman of Influence

Nominations remain open through this week to identify candidates for the 2014 “Women of Influence” recognition awards, continuing a legacy started by Business Examiner in 2003.

September 2014

From BE: Diversity in leadership, sales ‘kryptonite’

Today’s bi-weekly Business Examiner edition reports on a growing number of South Sound companies that are minority- or women-owned. And we ask "What's next?" for Federal Way.

September 2014

Non-residential construction coming back

Nonresidential construction spending expanded strongly in July, growing 2.5 percent on a monthly basis and rising a robust 8.6 percent on a year-over-year basis.

September 2014

New lease for sheetrock imports at Port

Port of Tacoma commissioners are expected to consider a new 25-year lease with Georgia-Pacific Gypsum at their Thursday meeting. They may also note July container shipment volumes that were up 6 percent in July.

September 2014
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