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More lab space on the way!

More lab space on the way!

The life science sector in Washington State has reason to rejoice. With more demand than space, life science startups, companies and innovators can now look forward to moving into 136,000 square feet dedicated lab space, right in the heart of bustling South Lake...

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Faster than a speeding…

Faster than a speeding…

The Nooksack Indian Tribe and SpaceX are partnering to test rural high-speed access in remote parts of the state. Built in Redmond, the Starlink satellites will deliver Internet connectivity to 100 homes on tribal lands. The tribe, located in the northwest corner of...

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#1 again? (blush!)

#1 again? (blush!)

U.S. News & World Report has announced its biannual rankings of best states and lo and behold, Washington is #1 again. The publication ranks states using thousands of data points to measure how well they are performing for their citizens, including health care,...

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Fr: Washington. To: Mars.

Fr: Washington. To: Mars.

As NASA likes to say, landing on Mars is "seven minutes of terror." But Perseverance was in good hands all along, thanks to the rocketry wizards at Aerojet Rocketdyne in Redmond. After hitting the atmosphere at 12,500 p.m., eight Aerojet Rocketdyne MR-107U thrusters...

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Game. Point. Match.

Game. Point. Match.

Everything may be bigger in Texas but when it comes to video games, Washington State is the giant. At least, that’s what a new report published by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) says. Washington finished #2 in the U.S., with economic input from the...

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Amazon captures the crown.

Amazon captures the crown.

Washington’s aerospace roots may run deep, but the crown for the state’s largest employer has been claimed by a technology company for the first time. Started in a Clyde Hill garage by CEO Jeff Bezos, Amazon has grown to become the state’s #1 employer, eclipsing...

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It’s music to our ears.

It’s music to our ears.

Listening to the national media, you'd think Seattle was turning into a ghost town. All that's missing is a couple of tumbleweeds and a shoot out at high noon. But as any resident knows, Washington's biggest city has been through it all before. Booms and busts of epic...

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It’s true. Seattle is geek central.

It’s true. Seattle is geek central.

The U.S. Census has confirmed what everyone in Washington State already knew: there’s a lot of smart people here. In fact, Seattle is #1 in the nation when it comes to the number of workers employed in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations,...

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Starlink satellites come to the rescue.

Starlink satellites come to the rescue.

Washington’s aerospace industry has long been known for its commercial airplanes, but increasingly, what is really defining the future is commercial space. As wildfires spread throughout Washington, SpaceX’s came to the rescue. Built in Redmond, Washington, their...

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Sunny days ahead for Washington.

Sunny days ahead for Washington.

With its reputation for gray skies, you’d think Washington State would be the last place someone would consider for solar panel production. But that’s just what Violet Power did, announcing plans to locate the first fully integrated manufacturing plant in the U.S. in...

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