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HQ2? Who knew?

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 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.

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…

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.

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.

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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Life science sector ranked #1.

Life science sector ranked #1.

Washington State may be a bastion for technology innovation, but according to a new report, its life science hub is quietly making some noise of its own.According to CBRE Group Inc.’s new report, “Markets Positioned for ‘Century of Biology’ Report”, the greater...

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Pasco lands a big one!

Pasco lands a big one!

The city of Pasco will be the site of a new 52-acre development along the Columbia River. When completed, the Osprey Pointe project will feature a food and wine hall, boutique hotel, culinary education center and open spaces that can host events, festivals and...

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It adds up to a really big hill of beans.

It adds up to a really big hill of beans.

Starbucks has announced that it is getting into the investment business. Its new fund, Valor Siren Ventures, hopes to help a new generation of technology-driven food and retail startups with its $100 million in seed money.That’s just the start for the new fund,...

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