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Seattle Launches High-Performance Building Pilot

Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced the High-Performance Buildings Pilot Project, a new smart buildings partnership between the City of Seattle, Microsoft and the Seattle 2030 District aimed at reducing power consumption through real-time data analysis of Seattle buildings. This pilot program will use information technology to analyze the performance of buildings in real-time, allowing building […]


STEM Graduate Shortage? Computer Science is Where the Future Jobs Are

With all the emphasis on the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees, how do we make sense out of a recent report from the Economic Policy Institute? As covered last week by The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, and others, the report argued that there is no shortage of graduates in STEM fields overall, and that this applies to […]


New Plan to Develop Ultra High-Speed Broadband in Seattle Maintains City’s Leadership

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced today that the City of Seattle has reached an agreement with broadband developer Gigabit Squared to develop and operate an ultra high-speed fiber-to-the-home/fiber-to-the-business broadband network. The initiative, which will leverage the City’s excess fiber capacity, the expertise of Gigabit Squared, and the community leadership of The University of Washington, aims […]


University of Washington says its annual economic impact is $9.1 billion

University of Washington says its annual economic impact is $9.1 billion; Mayor Mike McGinn proposes letting bars stay open later, or all night; and Washington ranked 15th top state for business by CNBC.


Businesses, officials weigh in on street food vendors

City explores ways to increase street food vendors; University of Washington awarded $120 million defense contract; and Seattle-Portland among seven U.S. business centers for software and technology.


Huskies, meet City Business Casual

Washington Huskies, meet City Business Casual. Tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., join the City of Seattle and City Council President Richard Conlin at Polar Bar (3rd & Cherry) for a night of business conversation and collaboration – and, thanks to Polar Bar’s big screen TV, cheering on the Washington Huskies in their Sweet 16 game against West Virginia.