January 2012

From this Issue

Feel like playing Pebble Beach today? It’s closer than you think.

Play time for speed freaks.

A tavern for foodies brightens Bellevue’s culinary landscape.

An American visionary’s contemporary bent.

The craft distillery boom has made Washington fertile ground for sipping magnates.

The leading lawyers in the Puget Sound region for 2012, as determined by their peers.

Seattle Business asked executives and civic leaders for bold ideas on how to create jobs in Washington state. Their responses are presented here.

The bad news: We’re not out of the woods yet. The good news: Thanks to Boeing, we’re in better shape than the rest of the country.

If Washington state were hosting a real world’s fair this year instead of commemorating one, what would it look like?

Don’t count on today’s prominent pillars of corporate dominance being here 50 years from now.

Leroy Hood helped revolutionize genomics when he co-invented the automated DNA sequencer. In 1992, he came to Seattle to establish the University of Washington’s Department of Molecular Biotechnology. Now, as founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, he is on a mission to revolutionize health care with an approach he calls P4 Medicine: predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory.

Elimination of Washington’s film-incentive program likely to affect jobs and tourism

Entrepreneurs think inside the box, bringing groceries to underserved areas via repurposed metal shipping containers.

Events this year could send reforms back to the drawing board again.

Kirkland-based Inrix is emerging as the preeminent collector, distributor and predictor of traffic information.

The Institute hopes that by focusing on King County it can better demonstrate the link between health and economics.

Now is not the time for washington state to scale back on providing a decent living wage.

That old saw about one-third of Washington jobs being linked to import/export business is outdated.

A leader’s tool kit in the new economy should include the ability to adapt nimbly to shifting workplace scenarios.

CEO Kathy Savitt courts 'curators' of taste.

Local firm adapts visa program to entice foreign nationals to invest in SR 520 project.