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 July 28.
THIS BICYCLE MAY CONVINCE YOU TO SELL YOUR CAR
Designers and engineers at Seattle-based Teague are convinced that their latest creation will remove the barriers to becoming an everyday bike rider. Teague teamed up with Sizemore Bicycle to build a bicycle of the future focused on safety, security, and convenience. The bike, called “Denny”, was created in their Downtown Seattle office as a submission to The Bike Design Project . It features an onboard computer that automatically shifts gears based on how you are pedaling, powered by a detachable battery. “We’re trying to get people on to bikes and out of cars,” said Teague designer John Mabry.
HERE’S WHAT SUZIE BURKE’S DOING WITH HER NEW BLOCK
The Burke family, who has owned large amounts of land in Seattle’s Fremont area for decades, closed on a $10.25 million deal to buy a full block in the Fremont/Ballard neighborhood last week. Suzie Burke’s Fremont Dock Co. already has a new tenant for the building, replacing the current tenant print company DCG1. The name of the new tenant has not been released but it is “somebody that people will love to have in the neighborhood” said Burke.
FIVE IDEAS FOR AMGEN’S BEAUTIFUL SEATTLE CAMPUS
With Amgen announcing the closure of its waterfront facility, opportunities for growth are arising for Seattle businesses. The waterfront property is a prized chunk of real estate, tucked in an isolated pocket of the city. Among possible uses, based on conversation with real estate and industry insiders are: a massive biotech zone with startups and mid-size companies; a new home for an emerging tech player in Seattle such as F5 Networks; and the new home to a tech giant from outside the region such as Apple or Google.
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