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Google goes for the block.

With construction of a four-building development right across the street well under way, Google has announced it will also take the block across the street on Mercer, the current site of Guitar Center and Uptown Espresso. The new 12-story, 322,000 square foot office...

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From papermill to prime waterfront.

One of Vancouver's best waterfront views is getting a $1.5 billion makeover. The Waterfront-Vancouver USA project, a public-private partnership between the City of Vancouver and Gramor Development, Inc., will turn the former industrial site into a 20 block urban...

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Spaceflight sets sights on launch record.

Spaceflight has big plans later this year, announcing the planned launch of more than 71 smallsats for its customers aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. The mission, tentatively slated for November, will be one for the record books, marking the largest rideshare to date for an...

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Seattle flexes its high-tech muscles.

Watch out Silicon Valley, Seattle is hot on your tail as the leader in high-tech. So says John Connors, managing partner of Ignition Partners, the Seattle-area venture capital firm. The company has invested in 64 high-tech startups in the Pacific Northwest, compared...

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Boeing, Boeing, gone.

The New Zealand Defence Force has signed a $1.6 billion deal to replace their aging P-3 Orions with four new Boeing P-8A Poseidons. The new search and rescue aircraft are scheduled to join the fleet's inventory in 2023, in what officials have described as a once in a...

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There’s a lot of space here.

The commercial space industry is booming. So says a recent report and conference where industry leaders gathered to discuss this rapidly growing segment of Washington's economy. Spaceflight Industries is a shining example of the entrepreneurial spirit that is creating...

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Load ’em up, head ’em out.

Cargo operations have rebounded lately, so much so that FedEx Express just ordered two dozen new Boeing 767 and 777 freighters to add to their fleet. The new orders will ensure that Washington's production lines keep chugging right along at record levels. Currently,...

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Take that, Rumpelstiltskin.

Rumpelstiltskin may have known how to spin straw into gold, but a new plant being built in Washington State knows something about spinning straw into gold too. Technically, it's pulp, but the new $184 million pulp mill near Dayton promises to be a gold mine...

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We’re #1! We’re #1!

Examining 41 different competitive market factors, a new study presented Washington's business case for the new Boeing Mid-Market Airplane, should it go forward. The state was the clear winner, scoring almost double the points of its nearest rival, Ohio. South...

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Microsoft snags GitHub.

GitHub's code sharing world found its white knight in Microsoft this week, which ponied up $7.5 billion in stock to buy the popular code forum and repository. The purchase gives Microsoft a new set of programming tools while giving the not-yet-profitable GitHub a new...

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