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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

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

Black Friday: Fact or Fiction?

Shoppers turned out in great numbers to celebrate Black Friday, the first full day of holiday shopping for the 2014 season. There are only 27 more shopping days 'til Christmas, counting Sundays through Saturdays.

November 2014

Lower Workers’ Comp rate hike for 2015

Premium increases for state mandated Workers' Compensation coverage will be less than half what was first announced just two months ago. It works out to about an additional half-cent per hour worked in 2015.

November 2014

Stellar will grow to 11 branches, 150 staff

Tacoma-based Stellar Industrial Supply announced today that it will join forces with Advantage Machine & Tool of Billings, Montana, before the end of this year. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

November 2014

‘Don’t forget rail’s impact on int’l trade’

A new research study reported at today's Washington Council on International Trade conference found freight rail is responsible for $28.5 billion in economic activity, supporting 342,000 jobs. Port of Tacoma knows that 55-60% of its cargo moves via rail.

November 2014

Transport customers seek fed help at ports

Shippers, merchants ask for federal help to resolve the port dispute between longshore union members and the shipping terminal operators that employ them. In a letter sent to President Obama, the prospect of $2 billion per day in losses from a full shut-down is named.

November 2014

Timberlands to be added to Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy will purchase 165,000 acres of forestland in Washington and Montana from Plum Creek Timber Company Inc. The deal announced today will close by early 2015.

October 2014

Boeing takes another 100k sq. ft. in S.C.

Boeing this week confirmed its plans to lease 100,000 sq. ft. of office and lab space to create a research and development unit near its manufacturing units at Charleston, S.C.

September 2014

Tacoma’s gain is loss to Port of Seattle

Gains in container shipping activity at Port of Tacoma in the past year have moved it well ahead of Seattle, according to a report by JLL, a services and management firm offering specialized real estate services.

September 2014
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