As a service to the Seattle business community, the Office of Economic Development curates a daily business news blast, Daily Digest. As a new trial feature on Bottom Line, we’ll be posting a handful of stories from the Daily Digest every day. This sampling is demonstrative of the incredible breadth of business activity going on every day in Seattle and in the region.
Seattle job market on the mend – growth at 21 percent in March
WaveLength Market Analytics
According to the WaveLength Tech Jobs Composite, Seattle’s job market is well on the mend. Seattle’s indices have only gone up, suggesting that data collection likely began at the absolute bottom of hiring demand.
Seattle SBA district says lending up ‘significantly’
Puget Sound Business Journal
The Seattle district for the Small Business Administration said the number of SBA loans increased “significantly” in the first two quarters of the federal government’s fiscal year 2010, compared with the same time a year earlier.
Government must cultivate the conditions for job creation
New York Times
President Obama recently noted that, by itself, government cannot replace the 8.2 million jobs lost over the past two years. What government can do, he said, is “help to create the conditions” for renewed hiring.