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Washington State Makes Questionable Finding on Rail Impact of MBT

Alliance for Northwest Jobs & ExportsRecently, after five years of study and review, the Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) released a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Millennium Bulk Terminal project in Longview that contains an allegation that the maximum 16 potential train trips (8 trains entering and leaving the facility) providing service to the facility would increase the potential cancer risk for members of a Longview neighborhood. Alliance spokeswoman Mariana Parks released the following statement regarding this allegation – which was made for the first time in this final EIS:

“By making this allegation today, DOE violates the very methodology of the expansive scope it chose to evaluate the project’s impacts, and instead chose to look in isolation at the alleged impacts of train operations for a specific commodity, ignoring the example of expansive rail operations across the state. Continue Reading

FASTSIGNS of Kirkland to relocate to larger location on 85th Street

On May 1, FASTSIGNS of Kirkland will be doing business in a new facility at 12644 NE 85th St., which is located half a mile east of its current location and is 700 square-feet larger. “As our business continues to grow and we take on more comprehensive sign and visual graphics projects, it’s time to expand… Continue Reading

Kenya Brings Renowned Coffee and Rich Culture to Seattle for Global Specialty Coffee Expo

Kenya is the official Portrait Country for the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo organized by the Specialty Coffee Association from Thursday, April 20 to Sunday, April 23. Coffee experts and connoisseurs across the globe have recognized Kenyan coffee for its high quality, superior craftsmanship and exceptionally balanced flavors. Kenya will bring its specialty premium coffee… Continue Reading

SolutionsIQ and the Agile Coaching Institute (ACI) Announce Partnership Agreement

Agile Coaching Institute and SolutionsIQ Partner SolutionsIQ and the Agile Coaching Institute (ACI) have formed a partnership under which SolutionsIQ will offer ACI team coaching courses throughout the United States. While improving the distribution and availability of ACI offerings, SolutionsIQ will strengthen their own ability to provide development to coaches in the Fortune 500. Continue Reading

AT&T to Invest Approximately US$3 Billion in Mexico to Extend Mobile Internet to 100 Million Consumers & Businesses by Year-End 2018

In a meeting today with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson announced that AT&T plans to invest approximately US$3 billion to extend its high-speed, mobile Internet service to Mexico, covering 100 million people in Mexico by year-end 2018. This is in addition to the US$4.4 billion AT&T invested earlier this year to acquire Iusacell… Continue Reading

‘Six Degrees of Innovation’; the Six Business Model Features Companies Need To Innovate

Research supported by AT&T reveals predictive model for innovation June 25, 2015 — AT&T commissioned a study to help companies innovate and make the most of technology. The results show that innovation happens where companies have one or more of six business model traits – “Six Degrees of Innovation”. The University of Cambridge Judge Business School carried out the research.… Continue Reading

IKEA SECURES CONTRACTORS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NEW, UPDATED STORE AT SWEDISH RETAILER’S CURRENT LOCATION IN RENTON

IKEA Hires Deacon Corp as General Contractor for New Renton Store IKEA announced today that they have finally hired contractors for constructing a new, updated store in Renton. The new Ikea store will be built to replace its current store as the Swedish retailer’s Seattle-area presence.  The new IKEA store will be built in part of… Continue Reading

The Lions Den Seattle and Tom Douglas Launch Round Two for Start Up Submissions

The Lions Den Seattle by Tom Douglas and Jeri Andrews Announces 2nd Round The Lions Den Seattle is a lot like the City of Seattle.  The Lions Den Seattle and the City of Seattle have always been at the precipice of innovation. A brainchild of Tom Douglas, of Tom Douglas Restaurants, and Jeri Andrews, entrepreneur and… Continue Reading

Fair Work Center launches to help workers navigate Seattle’s new labor laws

Fair Work Center Nonprofit will partner with new law clinic at University of Washington SEATTLE—With new wage laws now in effect in Seattle, the nonprofit Fair Work Center has launched to help workers better understand their rights and the city’s labor standards. “Seattle is fortunate to have a suite of newly adopted labor laws, including… Continue Reading

Motion Picture and TV Industry is Responsible for more than 37,600 Jobs in Washington

Motion Picture and TV Industry Directly Employs More than 8,500 Local Workers and Paying $348.5 Million in Wages Supporting TPA and Strong Trade Agreements Will Boost Washington’s Film and TV Economic Sector  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as Congress continues to consider Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) is… Continue Reading