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Reactions to governor’s legislative proposals

A coalition of business, labor, agriculture and trade interests today offered an assessment of the governor's State of the State address to the legislature. In essence, there is agreement on goals, but reluctance to "tax-first" as the group suggests the governor wants to do.

January 2015

Who’s Who is today, starts at 5 p.m.

Last chance today to join with other South Sound business and community leaders at Who's Who -- the first B2B networking event of 2015.

January 2015

New JBLM exit training program starts

A 13-week training program for 16 Army and Air Force service members preparing to exit the military for corporate America began this week at Joint Base Lewis McChord. TrueBlue Inc., Amazon, Starbucks, Thurston EDC and Tacoma Pierce County Chamber are among the participating employers.

January 2015

Relief funds headed to Lewis County

Workforce relief funds are headed to Lewis County to mitigate impacts of jobs lost at Washington Park Medical Center in Centralia and Cardinal Glass Plant in Chehalis.

January 2015

Port slowdown explored by Legislature

Two state Senate committees this morning heard details on the almost three-month long slow-down of shipping through Puget Sound (and other West Coast) ports triggered by a stalled labor contract negotiation. No apparent solution surfaced.

January 2015

More bottom-cleaning at Oly port

A final step of last year's Corps of Engineers dredging for terminals at Port of Olympia is being done this week. It will restore the depth levels for ship loading and remove legacy polluted sediments from the bay.

January 2015

Ecology releases ‘fish consumption’ rule

As legislators assembled in Olympia for today's opening of the new session, Department of Ecology released the long-awaited proposed rules governing inland water quality.

January 2015

Who’s Who is one day away

Wednesday evening will see the first big B2B networking event as Comcast Business Services sponsors Who's Who 2015 produced by Business Examiner Media Group.

January 2015

2014 a banner year for Spaceworks

New businesses, more jobs and occupied commercial spaces are results in 2014 from Spaceworks, a program in Tacoma that matches artisans with building landlords and leasing agents.

January 2015

New aerospace work coming to Sumner

Boeing today announced an expanded supplier relationship for the 737 Max airliner that will bring new jobs to Sumner. GKN Aerospace North America will be finishing and painting new winglets there.

January 2015
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