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Yes, upskilling is a thing.

Ever on the lookout for the best talent available, Amazon has looked inward this time, announcing that it will spend 700 million over the next six years to retrain a third of its workforce.The goal is to help Amazon’s own workers advance within the company. The new...

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The Apple of one’s eye.

Fresh on the heels of Salesforce’s announcement of HQ2 comes news out of Apple. Expanding on its initial promise to hire 1,000 employees in Washington, Apple has announced that they will be bringing the total up to 2,000.A new building in the finishing stages on...

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HQ2? Who knew?

Salesforce obviously knows a good deal when they see it. The company agreed last week to acquire Tableau, a data visualization company for $15.7 billion, announcing in the process that Seattle will now be considered Salesforce’s official HQ2.Putting aside the gentle...

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We hate to brag, but…

We’re #1. Again! For the second year in a row, Washington has been named the #1 Best State Economy in the U.S.Overall, Washington scored 77.60 out of 100 possible points. Land-locked Utah was a distant second, followed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.Washington...

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Redmond’s SpaceX does launch.

SpaceX made headlines with its launch of 60 new satellites recently. But did you know those satellites were built in the company’s Redmond, Washington production facility?When it was announced in 2015, CEO Elon Musk said the new development office would be dedicated...

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They said it best…

We could use up a boatload of superlatives to tell you why Washington is the best place to do business. But we’ll let U.S. News & World Report do the heavy lifting instead. The publication just ranked Washington #1 in its annual Best States report.As reasons for...

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All eyes are on Othello.

The world’s largest manufacturer of potato specialties is about to double its footprint in Othello, Washington. McCain Foods USA Inc. has announced plans to invest $300 million in the facility, which will add 170,000 square feet of production space and create about...

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Washington’s new power couple.

Broadband access continues to be a problem in rural parts of the country. But Microsoft and the Chelan County Public Utility District may have just killed the proverbial two birds with one stone.The two organizations announced a unique partnership Friday where the PUD...

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