The Office of Economic Development’s Daily Digest is a daily resource for business people. Here are three of our most clicked through stories for the week of June 23.
SEATTLE’S FIRST POT SHOP POISED TO OPEN TUESDAY
James Lathrop plans to open the doors to his store, Cannabis City, on Tuesday, making it the first marijuana retailer in Seattle. Lathrop has been told he will receive his retail license from the state on Monday, which is the final step before the ribbon cutting ceremony that will take place on Tuesday. In preparation for the opening, Cannabis City has hired 15 staff members, including security guards who will check IDs and manage the line when the shop first opens. Business is expected to be good. “I could literally sell as much [marijuana] as I had right now. If I had ten times as much I’d be able to sell it,” said Lathrop.
FIVE NEW PLACES TO EAT IN SEATTLE THIS WEEKEND
The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, 18 months after it began. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has recently released ten charts showing a snapshot of how Washington state has performed in ten key areas related to the recession from 2008 to 2013. Among many areas highlighted are: Output as measured by state gross domestic product and on a per-capita basis, official unemployment rate in Washington and Seattle, civilian labor force in Washington, and employees on non-farm payrolls in Washington.
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