McKinstry Innovation Center cozies into position as cleantech ‘accelerator’
Perched atop two floors of parking on the McKinstry campus, the Seattle-based consulting, construction, and energy firm has built the first real space of its kind. The McKinstry Innovation Center is fast becoming a 24,000-square-foot oasis for up-and-coming clean energy startups.
Council passes nighttime disturbance ordinance for nightlife districts
City of Seattle
On August 2nd, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed what some have called the “meat-head ordinance,” which will allow Seattle Police officers to give tickets for after-hours disturbances in Seattle’s nightlife districts. The legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Nick Licata, enacts the number one recommendation of the Nightlife Advisory Board.
Op-ed: Capital for small and medium businesses is needed to grow jobs
Policy decisions by the Bush and Obama administrations appear to have staved off disaster, but access to capital, remains a challenge. Guest columnist Frank Knapp Jr. argues that the Small Business Jobs Act is needed to help muscle the economy into a better position.
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