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South King County lags office boom

Very strong demand for leased office space in downtown Seattle and the East King County market is not spilling over to Kent, Auburn or Federal Way, according to an industry report today.

October 2014

Commercial building softer in August

August's report of non-residential construction shows a steady, but unspectacular, recovery from the prior years' recession.

October 2014

Manufacturers respond to weaker demand?

Fewer orders for new manufactured goods and growing inventories of unsold items reported in August might encourage producers to slow down their output.

October 2014

State Auditor can't find econ. dev. results

Auditor says measuring results from economic development efforts is "virtually impossible," at least as regards local affiliates of state program.

October 2014

Family farm-biz vet joins PS Partnership

The retired chairman of the board for Wilcox Family Farms in Roy has been named to the governing body of Puget Sound Partnership, a governmental unit charged with mobilizing the cleanup of the waters.

October 2014

Lois Bernstein: Lifetime Woman of Influence

Lois Bernstein's motivated by a mission to help others and passion for community, both in her professional role and a tireless volunteer. She will receive Lifetime Achievement honors next month.

October 2014

State liquor cops are tops

Washington State Liquor Control Board's Enforcement Division was recognized today by as the national Liquor Law Enforcement Agency of the Year.

October 2014

$10 million grant to Centralia College

Centralia College, in partnership with a statewide consortium, has received a $10 million training grant to prepare adults for high-wage careers in Clean Energy, Construction and Advanced Manufacturing.

October 2014

Gig Harbor water utility adds Ravensdale

Gig Harbor-based Washington Water Service Company will acquire for $1 a troubled water system near Ravensdale in eastern King County, under a deal facilitated by state regulators.

October 2014

Two ports’ marine ops create 48,000 jobs

Ports of Tacoma and Seattle create nearly $4.3 billion in annual economic activity and more than 48,000 jobs in Washington because of shipping activities through these two Puget Sound ports.

September 2014
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