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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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Go ahead, take my money!

Go ahead, take my money!

Ecommerce is a smart growth strategy for small businesses affected by the pandemic. Many companies have already taken the plunge, creating online storefronts for businesses that have had to temporarily close or reduce operations. If you have a store already or have...

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Bust? What bust?

Bust? What bust?

Business pundits love to kick a bustling economy when it’s down. But the future of the Puget Sound economy is showing astounding resiliency no matter what labels prognosticators want to throw its way. Bloggers and columnists are trying to paint an economic future that...

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Innovation is in Tasso’s blood.

Innovation is in Tasso’s blood.

Even in a pandemic, great ideas rise to the top. In Tasso’s case, their push-button blood gathering device just netted a $17 million round of funding. The idea itself is rather straightforward. Instead of poking a needle into your vein to get a blood sample, you place...

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A pivot, personified!

A pivot, personified!

You’d think that a company celebrating its 100th year in business would be pretty stodgy and unbending. But not UMC, Inc. Founded in 1920, the Mukilteo company has been through the Great Depression, a world war, the infamous “will the last one leaving Seattle turn out...

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Face shields? Yeah, we can do that!

Face shields? Yeah, we can do that!

Inspired by Washington 3D printing hobbyists who designed their own face shield, Amazon asked its mechanical design and hardware teams in their Prime Air division to see if they could do one, too. Yes, design and production may appear to be outside of Amazon’s...

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