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Seattle Invests in Startups, Naming Rebecca Lovell as Startup Liaison

  REBECCA LOVELL NAMED AS CITY OF SEATTLE’S STARTUP LIAISON PSBJ The city of Seattle’s new startup liaison is a face you’ll likely recognize. The Office of Economic Development announced Thursday that Rebecca Lovell has taken on the newly created role overseeing the Startup Seattle program. “My big initiative this year will be the talent pipeline,” Lovell […]


Seattle: A City of Merchants

The following article was written by Michael Luis in part of an on-going series and based off of his book “Century 21 City: Seattle’s Fifty Year Journey from World’s Fair to World Stage” The Puget Sound region is home to the headquarters of a very impressive list of retailing companies that span a wide range […]


‘State of Downtown’ Highlights the Economic Health of Downtown Seattle

Nearly 1,000 of Seattle’s business and community leaders gathered this week at the Westin Hotel in Downtown Seattle for the 2013 State of Downtown Economic Forum, the Downtown Seattle Association’s (DSA) annual event reporting on the condition of the Downtown economy. Themed “The New Urban,” this year’s forum examined the strengths and weaknesses of 2012 while […]


Job Sector Survey – Deadline Extended to January 31

The Job Sector Survey (JSS) was established to provide elected public officials and policymakers with an on-the-ground assessment of the challenges and aspirations of all types of local employers. JSS is in its third year and received nearly 1,700 responses from 15 industry sectors in 2012. The JSS is a cooperative project led by economic […]


Same-Sex Marriage Boosts Morale and Economy

On Sunday, hundreds of gay and lesbian couples gathered to get married in Washington State. The Seattle Times’ coverage of the historic day includes a spectrum of individual couples’ stories. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn was quoted during the ceremonies at Seattle City Hall saying, “hey, rest of the country: get on board. There’s nothing but […]


Recent Job Growth Has Positive Impact On City Revenue Projections

Job growth and economic activity in Seattle is outperforming the Puget Sound region and the rest of the country, according to statistics presented by Mayor Mike McGinn today. This growth, combined with prudent fiscal management of City dollars, has led to improvements in the City’s General Fund outlook for 2013.


Fixing America’s economy: nine ideas from around the world

Fixing America’s economy: nine ideas from around the world; Lake Union Partners plans 300 apartments; How to spice up your sales meeting.


How to get face time with sales prospects

How to get face time with sales prospects; To boost the economy, help the self-employed; New tools for sales training.


Ten things you might not know about the economy

Ten things you might not know about the economy; Waterfront Park: courted by Corner; The new rules of building customer loyalty.


AMC’s The Killing adds to the extensive list of reasons to renew Washington’s film incentive program

Information on Washington’s Motion Picture Competitiveness Program and why it should be renewed.