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State revenue grows

State lawmakers will have a bit more 'pocket change' to use as they begin serious work to write a new two-year budget. The revenue forecast out today is up $247 billion for the current period and $303 million higher for next biennium.

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

Inflation rates higher here

Consumers' costs of living are rising faster in western Washington than elsewhere in the country, according to a new report from federal statisticians.

March 2017

‘Economy not as bad as pols say’

A major bank's economist says the large run-up in stock markets since last November's election could lead consumers to spend more in 2017, enough to raise the national GDP rate by 1 percent. His views on Tacoma were central to a breakfast session today.

March 2017

Strong growth can be a problem

A growing shortage of housing may impact the South Sound market of Tacoma-Pierce County, the the educated view of a regional economist. Population and jobs are growing much faster than residential units.

March 2017

T/PC edc celebrates ‘interesting’ year

A growing population base, with more jobs created than in prior years combined for good economic development stories to tell at a Tacoma luncheon today.

March 2017

Economist sees good ahead, unless …

A long-time South Sound economist, Lynn Michaelis, Ph.D., offered an outlook for the region and the nation that shows lots of 'blue skies' ahead.

February 2017

New state GDP estimate released

The government's statistics prove what you see on local streets: the South Sound and Washington state economy continue to grow.

January 2017

2016 closed with more jobs, fewer jobless

South Sound counties and the whole state finished out 2016 with more people working and fewer counted as unemployed, according to a report out today.

January 2017

More are ‘on the way’

With its regional economy leading the nation in many respects, the South Sound claimed two spots on U-Haul's Top 25 Growth Cities through 2016.

January 2017
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