Archive of: Puyallup

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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

More new homes join inventory

Homebuilders in several areas of the South Sound are beginning to add completed projects to the starved market of residential real estate. This should help more frustrated home buyers find their new castle, maybe without competing bids.

April 2017

‘Be flexible, not caught up with small details’

After just two years with the large South Sound non-profit, this finalist for 2017 Financial Executive of the Year was promoted to chief financial officer. More than six years later, she's become a trainer for YMCA staff across the country.

April 2017

Next recession forecast for late 2018-19

As much of the U.S. economy is fully recovered (statistically) from the Great Recession – western Washington is leading the way – a regional forecaster sees the next much more minor slow-down coming late next year and into 2019.

April 2017

More jobs coming: Why all in Seattle?

Pierce County added 9,400 new jobs in 2016, but local proponents wonder why it wasn't more, when 63,000 new hires came to the overall Puget Sound region. One of every 6 jobs lands in downtown Seattle, South lake Union or Paine Field, Everett.

April 2017

Builders will put down hammers to meet

As home builders amp up efforts to provide more housing options for growing South Sound populations, they will be taking a long lunch this Thursday to study the economic picture facing their industry. And you can join them.

April 2017

South Sound wins in state capital budget

It's only one-third of the way to a finish line, but a state capital spending plan that passed the Senate unanimously on Thursday does include a number of projects in the South Sound.

March 2017
Family-owned McLendon sells

Family-owned McLendon sells

An announcement this morning from the fourth-generation family leader of McLendon Hardware stores disclosed that the group is being sold to a nationwide retail conglomerate. Gail and Mike McLendon reportedly will continue as corporate managers.

March 2017

Car dealer drives $$ to non-profits

Puyallup gained another major car dealer today, with the grand opening of CarMax just north across the river from Auto Row. CarMax celebrated by gifting $25,000 to a pair of Puyallup charities.

March 2017
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