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.
Local businesses raise $500,000 to save Seattle fireworks show
Call it a grass roots effort or just a whirlwind fury of fundraising, local businesses have stepped up to match funds raised by a drive kicked off by 97.3 KIRO FM’s Dave Ross and Seattle chef Tom Douglas to save Seattle’s 4th of July fireworks show.
Employers added most jobs in 3 years in March
The nation’s economy posted its largest job gain in three years in March, while the unemployment rate remained at 9.7 percent for the third straight month. The increase in payrolls is the latest sign that the economic recovery is gaining momentum and healing in the job market is beginning.
Seattle Central floats idea for $40 million health center
Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle Central Community College wants to build a new $40 million regional health education center near its main campus in Capitol Hill.