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A titanic undertaking.

A titanic undertaking.

Sure, space exploration gets all the headlines. Seeing a rocket blasting off to the outer reaches of the cosmos is exciting stuff. But when it comes to true adventure – exploration of the unknown – it’s hard to hold a candle (or rocket) to inner space, the Earth’s...

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A capital venture indeed.

A capital venture indeed.

Washington State companies had a banner year when it came to venture capital. According to Pitchbook, 375 deals totaling $3.5 billion were made in 2019, up from $3 billion the year before and $1.7 billion in 2017. Highlights of the VC funding frenzy included Convoy,...

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Get ready to Thrive!

Get ready to Thrive!

Designed for second-stage companies that are trying to get over the hump to continue their exponential growth, the Washington State Department of Commerce has launched its new program, Thrive!. Thrive connects second-stage CEOs with subject matter experts on a range...

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An electrifying moment in aviation history.

An electrifying moment in aviation history.

While it didn’t take place in Kitty Hawk, the first test flight of MagniX’s all-electric seaplane was a significant milestone, not only for the company but aviation in general. Mounted on a modified Harbour Air de Havilland Beaver, the 750-horsepower Magni500 electric...

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Blue Origin expanding space.

Blue Origin expanding space.

Blue Origin’s workforce stood at about 600 three and a half years ago. Today it is at 2,500 and heading toward 3,500 next year. The company has long said it's been running out of space at its Kent headquarters. But soon, the company will have a lot more space to work...

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A Cosmic experience.

A Cosmic experience.

Move over Honey Crisp and Red Delicious. There’s a new apple in town. Known as the Cosmic Crisp, the Washington-bred apple has been in development for more than two decades and is just reaching supermarket shelves throughout the state this week. According to Bruce...

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The race is on…

The race is on…

Automotive technology and Washington State go hand in hand. Just ask Jason Fiorito, whose grandfather built Pacific Raceways in 1959. Home to some of the best professional and amateur racing in the Northwest, the huge expanse of real estate surrounding the track is...

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Baby, it’s cold inside…

Baby, it’s cold inside…

Washington is a popular place these days. Not only when it comes to people traveling in and out, but Washington products looking to hop aboard an outbound flight. Sea-Tac International has been the traditional arrival and departure point for the state’s export crops...

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UW named most innovative for third time.

UW named most innovative for third time.

The Huskies football team may not be giving the University of Washington anything to brag about this year, but Reuters and Clarivate Analytics folks have given the university plenty to brag about. In their annual rankings of the world’s most innovative public and...

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Startup ecosystem reaches critical mass.

Startup ecosystem reaches critical mass.

Two experts at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence have predicted ideal conditions for an explosion of new startups in Washington State. They make a good case. Washington is home to 130 engineering offices and the list is impressive. It includes  Adobe,...

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5G lab is state’s newest IPZ.

5G lab is state’s newest IPZ.

Sponsored by the city of Bellevue, the 5G Open Innovation Lab is Washington’s newest Innovation Partnership Zone.  The new zone will serve as a global hub for the development of next generation 5G mobile networks and technology. Partners in the new IPZ include the...

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New Bremerton project is in the Zone.

New Bremerton project is in the Zone.

Marina Square, a new mixed-use waterfront development in Bremerton, has been awarded GlobeSt.com’s 2019 ADAPT Award for top economic revitalization and social impact project. The new development is located in one of Washington’s 139 Opportunity Zones. The project not...

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