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Economists: With new president, business outlook uncertain

SEATTLE — Businesses’ growing confidence in the U.S. economy is matched only by their uncertainty about how President-elect Donald Trump’s administration will affect their bottom lines, economists told business leaders and public officials in Seattle on Thursday.

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1/13/2017

Economic Experts: Optimistic Forecast for Seattle’s Regional Economy Despite Political Uncertainty

SEATTLE — Despite an unprecedented level of uncertainty at the national level, economic forecasters project 2017 will be another very strong year for both the regional and national economies, according to three experts who presented today at EFC45, the 45th Annual Economic Forecast Conference.

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1/12/2017

EXCLUSIVE: Seattle economist: Here's what the Puget Sound region can expect in 2017 (Video)

While the national and global economies are moving into uncertain territory, a prominent Seattle economist expects more growth ahead for the Puget Sound region in 2017. Chris Mefford, president and CEO of Community Attributes, sees positives in the region's economy that have the potential to offset what's happening around the world.

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1/9/2017

New Seattle Maritime Academy ready to train future mariners

Seattle Central College opened a new $20 million training facility for maritime careers in Ballard Thursday, a building that includes a simulator allowing ship operators to practice piloting a state ferry and other large vessels.

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10/7/2016

Gov. Jay Inslee lays out five-point plan for boosting Washington’s aerospace industry

LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee today laid out a down-to-earth prescription for keeping the Evergreen State competitive in the aerospace industry, which a new report says is having a steady economic impact.

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10/6/2016

Study: Washington’s aerospace employment is holding steady

Washington’s aerospace industry continues to bring in more money to the state while its employment holds steady, according to a state-commissioned study released Thursday.

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10/6/2016

Aerospace employment here steady overall, study concludes

At the governor’s annual aerospace summit Thursday, the latest data on Washington state’s aerospace industry was released, showing a total economic impact last year of $94.7 billion supporting more than a quarter million jobs.

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10/6/2016

Advocates remain divided over wine industry in Sammamish River Valley

For years tensions have simmered between the flourishing wine industry in the Sammamish River Valley and those who want to preserve and protect its farmlands. Earlier this year, King County convened a group to try to resolve the conflicts.

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8/22/2016

For Some Top Nonprofits, Changing the World Begins in Seattle

SEATTLE — Inside the factory buildings at Cascade Designs, just south of downtown Seattle, camping and hiking gear for the rugged outdoor life of the Pacific Northwest has been manufactured since the early 1970s. But turn a corner and something new is coming off the shop floor: a compact, no-frills water purifier designed to bring clean water to struggling populations in rural Africa.

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4/8/2016

'Enormous demand' for affordable housing brings California company to Seattle region

As demand for reasonably priced apartments soars in the Seattle region, real estate investors are spending millions of dollars buying up properties that people can better afford.

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3/25/2016