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40: Creative insomnia & ‘data geek’

Being a creative entrepreneur fits the bill for Juel Lugo, with her Masters in Fine Arts degree and creative passion. On the other hand, John Hoffman likes to delve deeply into data, applying numbers to efficiencies in customer service.

August 2016

State GDP growth leads nation

New statistics on economic performance shows that Washington state is leading the nation in terms of first quarter 2016 growth in Gross Domestic Product.

August 2016
State Farm to add 200 jobs in Tacoma

State Farm to add 200 jobs in Tacoma

Two hundred new jobs starting at $16 per hour minimum will be coming to downtown Tacoma this fall, as State Farm looks for candidates in a job fair next week.

August 2016

40: ‘Helping people’ & serving Tacoma’s youth

Two young leaders in Tacoma-Pierce County are focused on programs that 'help people,' especially youth in Tacoma.

August 2016

‘Solid’ Q2 earnings at Commencement Bank

Tacoma's Commencement Bank reported gains in total assets and total deposits for second-quarter 2016, with anticipation of even more positive results in the final six months, thanks to a new Enumclaw branch and a proposed merger with a bank in Olympia.

August 2016

First non-res construction drop in three years

It may be due to lower prices for construction materials, but the latest Census Bureau data shows commercial and industrial building projects are behind last year, and showed the first 12-month drop since July 2013.

August 2016

Another gopher change in Thurston

Procedures to protect the endangered species, Mazama pocket gophers, saw another change implemented today by Thurston County Commissioners. They will return the review process in County action, with additional approvals required from federal authorities.

August 2016

Comcast sued by State AG

Citing alleged violations of the state Consumer Protection Act, Washington's Attorney General today sued telecommunications giant Comcast Corp. on behalf of customers who, he claims, were overcharged for a service plan and other misdeeds.

August 2016

Tacoma hosting tech business mixer August 24

City of Tacoma will hold a Tech Mixer on Wednesday, Aug. 24, the latest event in its ongoing efforts to promote high tech business in the area.

July 2016

40: Pursuing healthy citizens & communities

Concern for others and for their communities lead both of these "40 Under Forty" honorees toward healthy outcomes in the policy world.

July 2016
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