Economy

A look ahead at the news business, the Seattle waterfront and transportation.

Boeing’s Ray Conner and 6 other contributors on how certain sectors will fare in 2017.

From his office in Seattle’s City Hall, Ben Noble can see that change is in the air. Fall has given way to winter, and cargo ships, ferry boats and construction cranes move about under a blanket of gray. Occupying the city budget director’s thoughts is the worrisome realization that the boom times in Seattle might be coming to an end.

Posted: Nov, 22 2016
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The 2016 Neighborhood Builder Winners are tackling hunger and family support services.

Imagine the uproar if one of the region’s biggest employers cut its ranks by nearly 7 percent in the space of two years, with prospects for even more downsizing. Task forces would be convened; stern messages about the future would be read; incentives would be considered.

Posted: Apr, 28 2016
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As your business grows and you begin selling your products or services outside the state of Washington, you need to consider the tax implications. Other state and local governments are, of course, excited to have you selling to their residents and businesses.

Good growth is real, inclusive, responsible and lasting. Good growth benefits everyone – consumers, employees, suppliers, shareholders and society alike. Good growth makes sound business sense as business perform better in a society that is stable, healthy and prosperous. But it may not always be reflected in conventional financial and management reporting.