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Commercial construction backlog growing

No slow-down yet in a booming construction industry, according to first quarter reports from a national builders group.

June 2017

Ex-Congressman worries about future

Long-time South Sound U.S. Representative Norm Dicks is dismayed over what's happening today in the nation's capital, he tells local community leaders.

June 2017
U.S. new residential sales fell in April

U.S. new residential sales fell in April

Sales of new single-family residences nationally dropped off in April, compared to March 2017, but remained slightly ahead of the same month last year.

May 2017

Commercial building a bright spot

Construction remains one of the stronger industry sectors, according to the monthly national employment report that was issued this morning.

April 2017

Boeing spreads its base – elsewhere

Business-friendly Texas is gaining a new Boeing Co. operation later this summer, with a new customer services headquarters announcement that was made today.

April 2017

U.S. Int’l trade deficit improves

In spite of how the President characterizes America's international trade position and agreements, the monthly report of the U.S. trade deficit for February shows marked improvement.

April 2017

Bulldogs fans sparse at Final Four?

With much of the nation focusing on this weekend's NCAA basketball tournament championships, it appears that fans from the Carolina states may eclipse boosters of the two Pacific Northwest entries.

March 2017

What if you lost all your data?

Analysts have calculated that 60 million computers will fail this year and 200,000 smartphones are lost or stolen each year. If you suffer one of these catastrophes, what will be the cost to your business? Unless you have 3-2-1 backup protection.

March 2017

Builders moderating high hopes

Confidence among contractors ended 2016 down, but still in positive territory, according to new survey results. Staffing levels, sales and profit margin expectations all fell a bit as last year ended.

March 2017

Construction input prices also rising

Nationwide, the costs of new construction are rising, and it could become worse, if the new presidential administration succeeds in its announced plans for a $1-trillion infrastructure package.

March 2017
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