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Whatcom’s GDP rose 4.2 percent in 2012

September 25, 2013 J,

Whatcom County’s gross domestic product grew 4.2 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year, well above the national average increase of 2.5 percent. The data from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis puts Whatcom’s GDP at about $9.89 billion, ranking it 187th highest among 381 metro areas. Between 2011 and 2012, Whatcom County experienced [...]

Washington State’s Largest Employers

August 07, 2013 J,

Boeing’s No. 1 on the list of Washington state’s largest employers, but it’s really the federal government that runs the employment show around here. This latest list of employers is topped by Chicago-based Boeing, with 85,000 employees working at its Commercial Airplanes division and other manufacturing operations in Everett, Renton and elsewhere in the state. [...]

Alaska Airlines and Restaurant Association Sue to Block SeaTac Initiative Establishing Nation’s Highest Minimum Wage

July 18, 2013 J,

In yet another indication that a local ballot initiative in this small King County city carries statewide and even national significance, Alaska Airlines and the Washington Restaurant Association have filed suit to block a measure imposing America’s highest minimum wage on Sea-Tac International Airport and nearby airport-related businesses. So it seems this small city of [...]

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