May 2011

From this Issue

Washington’s small companies are fueling export growth.

Boosting Trade: Recent advances in facilitating international trade in the U.S. and Washington.

How CEO Pamela Hinckley is managing the rapid growth at Tom Douglas Restaurants.

Step one: Look to Bellevue for the next mayor.

Led by an ambitious college dropout, Motricity has carved itself a healthy slice of the competitive mobile data services pie.

Record attendance at annual innovation conference is good news for the industry in the Northwest.

Pint-size nanobreweries produce less than 1,000 barrels a year, relying on local support.

Seattle’s TeachStreet is mastering the tricky web of service directories.

Driven by the global appetite for smartphones, cars and cameras, the tech sector in Southwest Washington is booming.

It will require long-term commitment and hard choices

How a veteran CEO and an investor group with little background in banking helped one local bank emerge from the real estate bust.

The remainder of this headline will be provided by an offshore contractor.

Leslie HelmThis year, the United States is on track to import nearly $600 billion more in goods and services than it exports. About half of that trade deficit will be with China.

An executive coach helps business leaders drive greater employee engagement.

New accounting standards for financial institutions and IT data guardians.

With a billion-dollar partner excited about early promise for yeast-grown antibodies, Alder Biopharmaceuticals is striding carefully toward the commercial launch of what may be a major rheumatoid arthritis drug.