Archive of: South Sound

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‘Going Green’ with 18 wheels (or more)

Tacoma-based Interstate Distributor trucking line is adding 10 new power units fueled by liquified natural gas. They will dispatch from the South Sound on freight haul trips throughout the region and, eventually, perhaps the nation. For now, finding convenient fueling stations is a factor.

December 2014

Gig Harbor planning new farmers market

South Sound waterfront community Gig Harbor is exploring how to improve the farmers market before next summer's opening. City Administrator Ron Williams reports he is talking with an organization to potentially take over the market operations.

December 2014

From BE: New racetrack potential, holiday shopping & private jobs in capital

Today's new Business Examiner edition includes an in-depth look at future development potential surrounding Kent's Pacific Raceways, an early look at holiday shopping and surprising new data showing private sector jobs out-number government ones in the state capital.

December 2014

Tacoma insurance licenses revoked

A Tacoma insurance agent and his office both lost their state licenses for failures in financial record-keeping, according the state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler.

December 2014

Tacoma port’s economic impact in $$

Economists calculate that more than 29,000 jobs were directly related to activity at Port of Tacoma in 2013, with a total economic impact of nearly $3 billion. That would be 3,000 more workers than identified in the previous study done in 2004.

December 2014

South Sound salmon projects funded

The state's Salmon Recovery Funding Board delivered good news today for conservancy groups and local water protection districts in terms of funds totaling $18 million to help bring salmon back from the brink of extinction.

December 2014

Slightly less retail hiring this year in state

Slightly fewer seasonal retail jobs will be filled in Washington this year, in the view of labor market economists with Employment Security Department. Still, there likely will be another 15,000 workers earning paychecks to help customers find just the right gifts.

December 2014

Homebuying interest within holiday season

Real estate brokers report theri business is not slowly down as the holiday season approaches. Buyer interest remains high and there are year-over-year gains in pending and closed home sales, and media prices.

December 2014

'Want a message with those fries?'

Low-income community and labor organizers will be protesting at a number of South Sound fast food locations and the state capital in support of raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

December 2014

No federal objection to ports pact

Federal Maritime Commission did not object to the next stage that might lead to the combination of marine terminal operations in Ports of Tacoma and Seattle. A review period ended Dec. 1, so the two entities have begun the formal review process.

December 2014
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