Archive of: Olympia

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2014: record year for WA Biz Bank

Record annual earnings were reported today for Washington Business Bank's 2014 performance. The Olympia-based financial institution grew its loans, net income, return on assets and return on equity.

January 2015

Reactions to governor’s legislative proposals

A coalition of business, labor, agriculture and trade interests today offered an assessment of the governor's State of the State address to the legislature. In essence, there is agreement on goals, but reluctance to "tax-first" as the group suggests the governor wants to do.

January 2015

Goodwill to open new store in Olympia

Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region will open a new outlet store in Olympia in February, along with expanded distribution and recycling centers with training components.

January 2015

Port slowdown explored by Legislature

Two state Senate committees this morning heard details on the almost three-month long slow-down of shipping through Puget Sound (and other West Coast) ports triggered by a stalled labor contract negotiation. No apparent solution surfaced.

January 2015

More bottom-cleaning at Oly port

A final step of last year's Corps of Engineers dredging for terminals at Port of Olympia is being done this week. It will restore the depth levels for ship loading and remove legacy polluted sediments from the bay.

January 2015

Ecology releases ‘fish consumption’ rule

As legislators assembled in Olympia for today's opening of the new session, Department of Ecology released the long-awaited proposed rules governing inland water quality.

January 2015

New marine terminal boss at Olympia port

Leonard Faucher, a transplant from New York City's extensive harbor ports, is the new Port of Olympia marine terminal director.

January 2015

Sold: Wireless tower firm with Olympia office

Consolidation acquisition within wireless tower industry announced today will take an Olympia office into a Colorado company.

January 2015

Happy with tax collectors, if not taxes

Many business operators and citizens grumble about paying their taxes, but at least with the State Department of Revenue, those collecting are met with smiles, according to a new satisfaction survey of taxpayers.

January 2015

Feds count net gain of jobs in Pierce, state

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics found modest job gains in Pierce County from November 2013 to last month, but barely any increase in the Olympia market. Washington state added almost 85,000 jobs in the same year period.

December 2014
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