Bezos announces new foundation.

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have announced a new foundation that will funnel $2 billion into nonprofits working with homeless families as well as create a network of preschools in low-income communities. The founder of Seattle-based Amazon, Jeff and his wife created the...

Aer Lingus adds directs to Dublin.

Aer Lingus is the latest international carrier to recognize Washington’s role as an international economic powerhouse. The airline has launched its much anticipated weekly direct service from Seattle to Dublin four days a week. Dublin had been the largest...

A true Washington cliffhanger.

Traveling to Washington State is pretty straightforward these days. But a century or more ago, it took a real pioneer spirit to endure the travails of traveling across the continent, a spirit of exploration and curiousity that has left its indelible mark upon the...

Seattle nabs Best New Restaurant honors.

The place Anthony Bourdain once said “was one of the first cities in America to embrace chefs and new restaurant ideas, to loudly celebrate their local ingredients and local producers,” Seattle can now claim a James Beard Award recipient for Best New...

Seattle gets a big hygge.

When it comes to being hygge, the number crunchers at Sperlings.com have spoken. The greater Seattle area captured #1 honors in the nation, dusting every other major city in four main categories – cozy weather, hygge pastimes, hygge venues and homes with...

Washington economy snags top honor.

If there were an Olympics for businesses, Washington would be on the podium right now. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has released its 2017 State New Economy Index and Washington took the #3 spot, ranking just behind California and Massachusetts....

Washington State: Tops for business.

Citing Washington’s fast-growing economy, a remarkable list of top-tier global businesses, a concentration of highly-skilled STEM and technology workers, exceptional research institutions and outstanding quality of life, CNBC ranks Washington State as...

Fast ferry service cuts commute by half.

Commuters on the west side of Puget Sound can now enjoy a quick commute to downtown Seattle, thanks to a new fast ferry service that kicked off this week. The Kitsap Peninsula is fast becoming a hotbed for housing as new residents seek affordable housing options in a...

Site Selectors Guild chooses Washington.

The Site Selectors Guild has selected Seattle to be the host of its 2017 Fall Forum. The Sept. 25-27 conference will draw economic developments and site selection consultants from around the world to Washington State for the first time. “Seattle is an exciting...

Google breaks ground on new digs.

Google has just made a major investment in its future in Seattle. The company broke ground on its new South Lake Union campus this week, with its sweeping views of the lake. The former parking lots (pictured) are prime real estate in the city, just across from...
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