Archive of: Gig Harbor

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Residential market slower, still strong

Residential real estate sales in August slowed a bit, which brokers attribute to seasonality, rather than market forces. Overall, most analysts foresee a rebound in September and October, before the normal autumn slump arrives.

September 2017

Big jump in Pierce workforce

Almost 9,000 local residents gained jobs last month, according to this week's statistical release from federal employment data. That number also matched the increase in Pierce County workforce in July, suggesting there is a link.

August 2017

Gig Harbor firm on edg3 FUND list

A start-up pre-made meals business just across the Narrows Bridge is among 16 companies in competition for a $20,000 capital infusion from Kitsap Bank.

August 2017

52%+ Tacoma homes sold above asking

Tacoma residential sales market among top 5 in country, according to Redfin.

July 2017

CHI enlarges UWT health services

Students at Tacoma's public university will be able to access their health services through neighborhood clinics closer to where they live, instead of only through an on-campus center, under a new plan announced today.

July 2017

Growing job categories

Pierce County payroll jobs grew by 3,500 from May to June, with most of those gains in three industrial sectors.

June 2017

Bank awards 7 scholarships to staff children

A significant employee benefit can include post-secondary education scholarships for the next generation, according to the plan of a local financial institution.

June 2017

Gig Harbor plan update fully certified

"Full certification" has been awarded to Gig Harbor's comprehensive plan update by the regional review authority.

May 2017

New name, same mission for nonprofit

An operator of seven local food banks in Pierce County is changing its brand and name to update its four decade-plus operations.

May 2017

Pierce jobs report for March is stellar

Even before the traditional 'Spring' has sprung job-wise, greater Tacoma's employment picture continues to brighten. There are almost 9,000 more locals working this year, compared to the first quarter of 2016.

April 2017
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