Category Archives: Other State News

Washington adds Innovation Partnership Zones.

WASHINGTON — The State of Washington has added two new Innovation Partnership Zones (IPZs) and reauthorized nine others to help spur regional economic growth in key industry sectors. The new IPZs, City of Issaquah Sports Medicine and Thurston County ...

STEP grant stepping up Washington exports.

WASHINGTON — Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, more of Washington’s small businesses will be able to grow their exports. The $747,000 State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant, will be used by the Washington Depa ...

Washington among nation’s strongest economies.

WASHINGTON — Business news web site Business Insider has cited Washington’s economy as one of the strongest in the nation. The study ranked Washington’s economy as the fifth strongest in the nation. Washington ranked high thanks to the pr ...

Seattle among America’s best cities for jobs.

SEATTLE — According to a new report from job listing web site Glassdoor.com, Seattle is one of America’s best cities for jobs. The Emerald City ranked fifth, trailing only Raleigh, North Carolina, Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Austin, Texas. ...

Five Washington cities honored as Solar Communities.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The the cities of Bellevue, Edmonds, Kirkland, Mercer Island and Seattle have been cited as “Northwest Solar Communities” by Gov. Jay Inslee. The recognition is based on each community’s initiatives that have increa ...

New investment on track for BNSF in Washington.

WASHINGTON — BNSF Railway is investing $189 million to upgrade and expand capacity on its railroad operations in Washington this year. The investment is part of the railroad’s $6 billion capital upgrade program across its 28 state, 32,500 mile syst ...

Seattle, state rank high in advanced industries.

SEATTLE  — According to a new report from the Brookings Institution, Seattle has one of the highest concentrations of advanced industry jobs in the nation. The Emerald City ranks second in the U.S. in the percentage of its jobs that fall into the ...

Washington apples biting into China.

WASHINGTON — Thanks to a new agreement between health regulators in the United States and China, more Washington apples are being exported to China. The agreement, which will allow the export of all varieties of the state’s apples to China, will ...

Looking for a job? Seattle is the place to be.

SEATTLE — According to a new report from financial website WalletHub.com, Seattle is America’s best city to find a job. The report was based on analysis of 16 metrics of the 150 most-populated cities in the country, including number of jobs ava ...

NASSCO opens new shipyard in Bremerton.

BREMERTON, Wash. — NASSCO, a business unit of General Dynamics, has opened a new shipyard facility in Bremerton. The facility will serve to support the company’s recently-awarded contract to repair and maintain U.S. Navy aircraft carriers home-p ...