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Report Accents Ups, Downs of WA's Economic Climate

Posted: December 23, 2013

Every year Washington's economic data unit takes a good look at where the state ranks nationally on more than 40 key performance measures, and the latest report card came out late last week. It shows ... Read more →

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U.S. Fed: Seattle a Gentrification Hub - And That's Good

Posted: December 04, 2013

Could much-maligned "gentrification" actually be a rising tide that lifts all boats economically, including in Seattle? A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland suggests so. It says ... Read more →

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Defense work worth up to $770M to Pac NW firms in Q2

Posted: June 20, 2013

In the second quarter of 2013 to date, Pacific Northwest companies mainly in Washington state - and other than Boeing directly - have been awarded contracts by the U.S. Department of Defense worth up... Read more →

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Bio-regional tourism greener, argues WWU enviro dean

Posted: June 18, 2013

Tourism has a more pronounced effect on the world than the average tourist realizes. Whether they travel by air, sea or land, the long-distance tourist needs to appreciate the effects on the broader e... Read more →

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Irrigation lubricates the farm economy, but challenges ahead

Posted: October 29, 2012

Irrigation in agriculture packs a big economic punch. Although the almost 57 million acres of irrigated farmlands in the U.S. represent just 7.5 percent of all crop- and pasturelands in the nation, th... Read more →

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