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Amazon’s future in Seattle uncertain as neighboring city looks more and more like HQ2 – GeekWire
For years, Amazon has gobbled up office space in Seattle at a breakneck pace, creating a red-hot commercial real estate market in the city’s urban core. But Amazon no longer seems keen to expand in its hometown at the same rate, at least not in Seattle proper.
Around-the-web  this-week-449  Matt  amazon  HQ2  seattle  Washington  pacific-states 
29 days ago by areadevelopment
Seattle City Council Members Visit NYC to Warn on Amazon HQ2 - Bloomberg
Two politicians from Inc.’s hometown traveled across the country to New York to deliver a cautionary message about the company’s expansion in the city.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  seattle  pacific-states  Washington  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  HQ2  amazon  headquarters  economic-development 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Seattle City Council to consider repeal of head tax less than a month after approving it - The Seattle Times
Less than a month after roiling Seattle and making national headlines by voting unanimously to pass a controversial head tax on big businesses such as Amazon, the City Council now plans to abruptly reverse itself and vote to repeal the tax.
this-week-428  Around-the-web  Matt  seattle  Washington  pacific-states  economic-development  taxes-incentives  amazon  government-policy 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon Has Massive Expansion Plans for Seattle, Let Alone HQ2 - Bloomberg Inc. is narrowing the field of candidate cities for its second headquarters, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgotten about Seattle.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  tech  technology  high-tech  headquarters  HQ2  Washington  pacific-states  seattle 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Thanks to Amazon, Seattle is now America’s biggest company town - The Seattle Times
Amazon so dominates Seattle that it has as much office space as the city’s next 40 biggest employers combined. And that’s only the beginning: Amazon’s Seattle footprint of 8.1 million square feet is expected to soar to more than 12 million square feet within five years.
this-week-395-top  Around-the-web  Matt  seattle  Washington  pacific-states  amazon  ecommerce  retail  office  office-market  tech 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
America's Top States for Business 2017 - CNBC
Washington leads the league in America’s Top States for Business ranking in 2017. The economy grew 3.7% in 2016, nearly two and a half times the national rate. The state boasts the nation’s largest concentration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workers, and follows California in the most patents filed last year.
Around-the-web  top-states-for-business  ranking  regional-reports  Washington  north-carolina  texas  minnesota  Georgia  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Amazon is starting to experience the headache of running an airline — Quartz
The pilots’ union says low wages are hurting the ability of Amazon’s shipping contractors to keep pilots on board; many are quitting to join other, better paying airlines, leaving the remaining pilots with too much work, the union said.
this-week-387  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  ecommerce  retail  tech  high-tech  technology  logistics  supply-chain  unions  jobs  seattle  Washington  pacific-states 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
The Boeing Robots That Build 777 Airliners - WIRED
To improve life on the line, Boeing took a note from Kenny Chesney: no shoulders, no back, no problems. In other words, it brought in robots. Boeing installed the Fuselage Automated Upright Build system at its 777 factory in Everett, Washington, in December, 2015. It started out assembling the front section of each fuselage; this month, it takes on the rear as well.
Boeing  shop-floor  Aerospace  Washington  manufacturing-automation  Around-the-web  robotics-manufacturing  this-week-381 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Regional Report: Varied Sectors Riding the High-Tech Wave in the Pacific States - Area Development
State economies in the Pacific region are as varied as the rugged Pacific coastline. For example, Oregon and Washington have some of the fastest-growing economies in the country, expanding at 3.9 percent GSP for the first quarter of 2016. California, with its huge economy (if California was an independent country, it would be the seventh-largest economy in the world) grew at a respectable 2 percent.
regional-reports  area-development-features  Matt  high-tech  tech  technology  pacific-states  Washington  oregon  california  alaska  Hawaii 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Five States Account for Half of U.S. Business R&D in 2013 - US National Science Foundation
Five states—California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and Washington—accounted for half of the research and development paid for and performed by companies in the United States in 2013, according to estimates from the 2013 Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS) from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.
research&development  Michigan  texas  california  Massachusetts  Washington  Around-the-web  this-week-366 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Coal Glut, Environmental Pushback Derail West Coast Port Plans - WSJ
Out of seven West Coast export terminals proposed in the past five years—which combined could have handled over 125 million tons of coal annually—not one has opened.
west-coast-ports  Washington  oregon  energy  coal  logistics  global-supply-chain  asia  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Double Canyon To Locate Winemaking Hub In West Richland, Washington - Area Development
Double Canyon, a wine brand focused on producing Cabernet Sauvignon, will soon begin construction on its new winemaking facility in West Richland, Washington.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  wineries  wine  Washington  pacific-states 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Seagull Scientific Relocates Headquarters In Bellevue, Washington - Area Development
Seagull Scientific, Inc., manufacturer of BarTender software, relocated its corporate headquarters to accommodate its rapid growth to an operations center in Bellevue, Washington.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Washington  pacific-states  manufacturing  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  high-tech  tech  technology  software 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Boeing Opens 777X Composite Wing Center In Everett, Washington - Area Development
Boeing opened its new 777X Composite Wing Center in Everett, Washington. Boeing has invested more than $1 billion in the Everett site for construction and outfitting of the new building.
economic-development  site-selection  Washington  pacific-states  Aerospace  Boeing 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Expedia Readying Expansion Plans For New Campus In Seattle, Washington - Area Development
Expedia, Inc. released the initial design for its future campus expansion in Seattle, Washington. The company plans to relocate from Bellevue to Seattle in 2019.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Washington  pacific-states  seattle  high-tech  office 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Boeing’s S. Carolina site delivers 100th Dreamliner - The Seattle Times
In North Charleston, Boeing South Carolina prepares to ramp up production at a site that is both supplier and rival to Boeing’s Puget Sound facilities.
Aerospace  regional-reports  industry-clusters  supply-chain  industry-reports  Boeing  south-carolina  Washington  Around-the-web  this-week-342 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Inventure Foods, Inc Adds Storage-Production Plant In Bellingham, Washington - Area Development
Leading specialty food marketer and manufacturer, Inventure Foods, Inc. plans to add a second manufacturing site to its existing company-owned IQF berry processing and packaging facility in Lynden, Washington. Operations at the new site, located in Bellingham, Washington, are expected to begin in April, 2016.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Washington  pacific-states  food-industry  food-processing  manufacturing  packaging 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Here Are the Most Innovative States in America - Bloomberg Business
The Boston area's Route 128 eked out a victory over Silicon Valley, as Bloomberg's ranking of the most innovative states in the U.S. illustrates how universities can juice local economies.
Massachusetts is the most innovative state, with California scoring a close second and Washington, New Jersey and Connecticut rounding out the top five states, according to the data compiled by Bloomberg.
state-rankings  innovation  Massachusetts  california  Washington  new-jersey  connecticut  Around-the-web  this-week-337 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
US Foods To Expand Its Fife, Washington, Operations Center - Area Development
US Foods plans to expand its distribution center in Fife, Washington. The expansion project will nearly double the size of its current facility, allowing the company to expand its customer base and better serve chefs, restaurateurs and foodservice operators throughout the Seattle area 29 miles to the north.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Washington  food-processing  distribution-centers  pacific-states 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Seattle about to enter elite skyscraper club - The Seattle Times
Buildings of 1,000 feet or more, until now seen mainly in the Middle East and Asia, are coming to the U.S., with one now proposed for Seattle. Developers are responding to demand for city living, skyrocketing downtown rents and ready capital from elite global investors.
this-week-331  Around-the-web  Matt  seattle  Washington  pacific-states  real-estate 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
CSA Group Opens Laboratory Campus In Seattle, Washington - Area Development
CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a leading standards development organization, opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Seattle, Washington. The facility will offer testing and product development services for commercial and residential lighting and optical products.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Washington  pacific-states  seattle 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
CMC Biologics Opens Bothell, Washington, Manufacturing Facility - Area Development
CMC Biologics, Inc., a global leader in commercial manufacturing of therapeutic proteins, opened its first-in-class Bioreactor 6Pack manufacturing facility at its campus in Bothell, Washington.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  Washington  pacific-states  bioscience  life-sciences 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Seattle, in Midst of Tech Boom, Tries to Keep Its Soul - The New York Times
For years, business leaders here have closely studied the San Francisco region, seeking to emulate the way it churns out so many leading technology companies.
this-week-325  Around-the-web  Matt  silicon-valley  san-francisco  california  pacific-states  seattle  Washington  tech  high-tech 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
States Competing for Data Centers Extend $1.5B in Tax Breaks - The New York Times
Similar competitions for business are playing out across the country as states increasingly offer lucrative tax breaks to attract the data centers that function as the brains of the Internet.
this-week-324  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  data-centers  economic-development  site-selection  Washington  pacific-states  amazon  alabama  high-tech  south  Nevada  mountain-states  oregon 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Toray Composites America Completes Expansion At Pierce County, Washington, Plant - Area Development
A company that manufactures industry-leading carbon fiber prepreg materials for aerospace, automotive, industrial, and sporting goods applications, Japan-based Toray Composites America Inc. completed a multimillion dollar expansion project to add critical capacity to its production facility in Pierce County, Washington.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Washington  pacific-states  manufacturing  Aerospace  automotive-industry  location-USA  FDI 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
5 Ingredients for Building Rural Economies - Governing
A program in Washington state is finding ways to ease the way for local entrepreneurs and startups.
startup  small-business  rural-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-323  Washington 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Microsoft Said to Weigh Multibillion-Dollar Headquarters Revamp - Bloomberg Business
Microsoft Corp. is considering a multibillion-dollar revamp of its headquarters campus in suburban Seattle, seeking to foster more collaboration among employees and attract young engineers, according to people with knowledge of the plans.
The software giant has hired architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP as part of the effort at its Redmond, Washington, offices, said the people, who asked not to be named because the plans aren’t public. Skidmore Owings designed Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and is helping Microsoft with a makeover of its much smaller campus in Mountain View, California
corporate-headquarters  office-design  architecture  Around-the-web  this-week-321  microsoft  Washington 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Eco Building Products Relocates Manufacturing Center To Tacoma, Washington - Area Development
Eco Building Products, Inc., a manufacturer and coater of proprietary, environmentally responsible chemistry, completed the relocation of its production center from Oregon to Tacoma, Washington.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Washington  pacific-states  manufacturing 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
CMC Biologics Expands Its Bothell, Washington, Manufacturing Hub - Area Development
CMC Biologics, Inc., a global leader in clinical and commercial manufacturing of monoclonal antibodies and other therapeutic proteins, completed the expansion of its North American manufacturing facility in Bothell, Washington.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  bioscience  manufacturing  Washington  pacific-states  biotech  life-sciences 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
WA Tech Group Happy to Trade R&D Incentive for Education, for Now - Xconomy
Despite failing to renew high-technology tax incentives for research and development, the $38.2 billion two-year budget passed by Washington lawmakers this week represents “an amazing compromise,” according to the head of the state’s tech trade group.
industry-reports  biotech  regional-reports  Washington  government-policy  taxes-incentives  workforce-training  research&development  this-week-312  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Leading Locations for 2015: Creating a Track Record of Economic Success, Denver-Aurora-Broomfield Ranks First - Area Development
Area Development analyzed economic and workforce data for 373 MSAs to determine which U.S. cities are creating jobs and nurturing sustainable economic development. The results of the Leading Locations 2015 study clearly reflect the strength of the western half of the United States: eight of the top-10 MSAs are in the West — three in Colorado, two in California, two in Texas, and one in Washington State.
leading-locations  area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  colorado  california  texas  Washington  pacific-states  southwest  mountain-states 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
MG2 Architecture Firm Opens Seattle, Washington, Headquarters - Area Development
MG2, formerly MulvannyG2 Architecture, a company that partners with businesses to create impactful transformation through architectural services, planning, interior design, brand strategy and consulting services, opened its new headquarters in Seattle, Washington. MG2 revitalized approximately 64,000 square feet on three floors of the four-story 1101 Second building.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  headquarters  seattle  Washington  pacific-states  architecture 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
CenturyLink Opens Data Center In Moses Lake, Washington - Area Development
A global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company, CenturyLink, Inc. opened its new data center in Moses Lake, Washington. The company is adding hydro-electric-powered data center services to its hybrid IT services portfolio.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Washington  pacific-states  data-centers  high-tech 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Expedia Inc. To Relocate Its Seattle, Washington, Headquarters - Area Development
One of the world's largest travel companies, Expedia, Inc. plans to purchase Amgen's multi-building, 40-acre, waterfront campus in Seattle, Washington. The company will move its headquarters to the new space by 2018.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  headquarters  washington  pacific-states  corporate-headquarters 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
When Expedia goes, so does 6 percent of downtown Bellevue's workforce - Puget Sound Business Journal
Expedia has been a Bellevue fixture ever since in first leased 67,000 square feet of office space there in 1999. It moved downtown in 2008, promising to contribute to the creating of the kind of tech-friendly, walkable community Bellevue wanted to be.
washington  economic-development-news  seattle  corporate-headquarters  high-tech  this-week-299  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
British-Based GKN Aerospace Chooses Sumner, Washington, For Aircraft Assembly-Painting Facility - Area Development
Boeing announced a contract with GKN Aerospace for final assembly and painting of 737 MAX Advanced Technology Winglets. UK-based GKN selected Sumner, Washington, as the location for a facility where it will assemble and paint the Winglets.
economic-development  site-selection  aerospace  location-usa  fdi  washington  pacific-states 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs: Energy, Workforce Initiatives Prominently Featured in Gubernatorial Addresses - SSTI
The series highlights new and expanded TBED proposals from governors' State of the State, Budget and Inaugural addresses. The second installment of this year’s series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
government-policy  high-tech  technology-based-economic-development  arizona  idaho  indiana  south-dakota  virginia  washington  west-virginia  wisconsin  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Guest: Washington’s potential in the new economy - The Seattle Times
Bolstering research in Washington’s universities and encouraging public-private sector research partnerships would move innovative ideas toward commercialization
washington  regional-reports  research-commercialization  public-private-partnerships  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Regional Report: A Unique Focus on Business Expansion in the Pacific States - Area Development
California is applying unique approaches to economic development programs in order to encourage in-state development while the other Pacific States are leveraging their unique geographic and market positions to focus on aerospace, clean tech and exports growth.
pacific-states  california  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  regional-reports  area-development-features  matt  washington  oregon  alaska  Hawaii 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Hexcel Corporation Plans Expansion At Its Burlington, Washington, Operations Facility - Area Development
The Washington State Department of Commerce approved a $101,000 WorkStart grant to Northwest Workforce Council to help Hexcel Corporation train employees at their newly-expanded facility in Burlington, Washington. The Strategic Economic Development grant is complemented by a 20 percent cash match from the company.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  aerospace  washington  pacific-states  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  manufacturing 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Boeing to Power Washington 737 Factory with Renewables - PLANT
Boeing plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.
this-week-287  around-the-web  matt  renewable-energy  aerospace  washington  pacific-states  manufacturing  boeing 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
The Facts About the STEM Employee Pipeline in Washington State - bcg.perspectives
Washington State cannot meet the demand for jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math—collectively known as STEM—with local talent. As a result, Washington imports those workers from out of state or abroad. In this article, we take look at the facts surrounding this leaky STEM employee pipeline.
workforce-development  STEM-workforce  skills-gap  washington  regional-reports  this-week-285  around-the-web 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
BioMed Realty Trust Begins Construction Og Life Science Campus In Seattle, Washington - Area Development
BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. started construction on its life science hub in Seattle, Washington, the BioMed Realty Research Center. The additional 122,000 square feet of laboratory and office space at 500 Fairview in South Lake Union is an expansion of the current building located at 530 Fairview.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  seattle  washington  biotech  pacific-states  life-sciences 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
KUKA Aerospace Plans Everett, Washington Service-Maintenance Facility - Area Development
KUKA Aerospace, a leader in automated manufacturing systems for aircraft manufacturing and assembly, is locating its first US facility outside of Michigan in Everett, Washington. The 29,000 sq ft center will provide a service and maintenance hub close to KUKA Aerospace customers on the West Coast and help support the current expansion of the company's business.
area-development-news  matt  economic-development  site-selection  washington  pacific-states  aerospace  manufacturing 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Evluma Moves To Expanded Manufacturing Campus In Renton, Washington - Area Development
LED Lighting manufacturer Evluma will move into a larger manufacturing facility at the end of this month at 3600 Lind Ave., Suite 140, in Renton, Washington.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  washington  pacific-states  manufacturing  LED  sustainability 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
McGraw-Hill Education Expands Operational Hubs In Boston And Seattle - Area Development
McGraw-Hill Education plans to expand its Boston, Massachusetts, office and establish an educational technologies hub in Seattle, Washington.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  boston  Massachusetts  new-england  seattle  washington  pacific-states  technology  technology-hub 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
AstaReal Technologies Opens Astaxanthin Production Facility In Moses Lake, Washington - Area Development
AstaReal Technologies, Inc. opened its new production facility in Moses Lake, Washington. The new 59,000 sq. ft. factory will produce natural astaxanthin, an antioxidant supplement that helps fight signs of aging and supports joint and skeletal health. It is expected to begin production by this July, initially employing approximately 45 people.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  washington  pacific-states  jobs  chemicals-industry  biotech 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Banfield Pet Hospital Plans Corporate Headquarters Relocation To East Vancouver, Washington - Area Development
Banfield Pet Hospital plans to move its corporate headquarters to the Columbia Tech Center, 10 miles north of its current Portland site in east Vancouver, Washington.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  area-development-news  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  washington  pacific-states  medical-industry 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Moravia Expands To Larger Production Hub In Seattle, Washington - Area Development
Moravia, one of the language industry's leading providers of globalization services, expanded its Seattle, Washington, operations center by moving its hub into a new facility at 2033 Sixth Ave., Suite 331, in the city's central business district.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  washington  pacific-states  seattle  operations-center  info-tech  innovation 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Boeing Begins Expansion At Its Seattle, Washington, 737 Commercial Delivery Center - Area Development
Boeing kicked-off expansion of its 737 Commercial Delivery Center at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington. The expanded CDC will be more than 90,000 square feet and include a new three-story building, as well as new delivery and departure areas with three covered jetways.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  washington  seattle  pacific-states  boeing  aerospace 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Boeing’s Long Shadow -
The Seahawks 12th Man paint job that Boeing workers put on a brand new 747 freighter just before the Super Bowl brought back a glimpse of the Boeing connection that we used to take for granted. The challenge for Boeing and for regional leaders is to rebuild that connection. In Seattle we will always live in the "Jet City."
regional-reports  industry-clusters  aerospace  washington  seattle  boeing  this-week-253  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Guest Opinion: State Needs to Invest in STEM - Puget Sound Business Journal
Last year, the Washington Legislature took a bold step to improve teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM.
this-week-252  around-the-web  matt  washington  pacific-states  STEM-workforce  STEM  economic-development  workforce  workforce-development  science  technology  engineering  math 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Boeing To Locate 777X Composite Wing Fabrication Center Near Everett, Washington - Area Development
Boeing will locate its 1-million-square-foot 777X composite wing fabricating Center north of its Everett, Washington, manufacturing campus.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  washington  pacific-states  area-development-news  boeing  aerospace  boeing-777  manufacturing 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Regional Report: Pacific States Foster Innovation
Winners of numerous accolades, the Plains States are garnering investment across diverse industry sectors and growing their economies.
insider-89  regional-reports  area-development-features  matt  economic-development  site-selection  innovation  california  washington  oregon  Hawaii  alaska  taxes-incentives  energy  jobs 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Puget Sound Region must appeal to innovation generation - The News Tribune
The Puget Sound metro area finished 2013 well positioned for growth in the coming year. That’s according to two reports released last month. With Friday’s vote securing the 777X for the region, Boeing machinists make the predictions a certainty.
innovation  metros  seattle  washington  boeing  boeing-777  this-week-244  around-the-web  workforce-development  high-tech 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Boeing's Victory in Labor Fight Hurts Pensions, Helps the 777x - Businessweek
Boeing’s (BA)new labor contract with Seattle-area aerospace workers will leave production of the company’s new 777X jumbo jet in the region. The narrow vote—approved 51 percent to 49 percent—deeply split the local and national chapters of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and will save Boeing tens of millions in long-term wage and benefit costs. After three months of acrimony, here’s what we learned:
aerospace  boeing-777  boeing  washington  organized-labor  this-week-244  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Boeing To Establish Technology Research Centers In Alabama, California, Missouri, South Carolina and Washington State - Area Development Online
In a major restructuring, Boeing will establish technology research centers around the country in Huntsville, Alabama, Southern California, St. Louis, Missouri, North Charleston, South Carolina and Seattle, Washington.
economic-development  site-selection  alabama  california  missouri  south-carolina  washington  boeing  aerospace  research-center  technology 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Possible Boeing Move Worries Washington State -
With a deadline looming this week for best offers, and a decision promised by the company early next year, tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in wages and taxes are a stake, along with the identity of a region that long ago claimed the jet age as its symbol, in Seattle’s revolving Space Needle.
washington  aerospace  site-selection  boeing  economic-development-news  this-week-241  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Boeing’s wish list for 777X asks for ‘no cost’ site - The Seattle Times
Boeing documents say its 777X facilities will require total investment of up to $10 billion, but states are invited to provide the site and facilities at no cost, or very low cost.
taxes-incentives  site-selection  aerospace  washington  alabama  california  boeing  this-week-241  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Firms Negotiate With DOE To Establish Paducah, Kentucky Laser Enrichment Facility- Richland, Washington Nuclear Reactor Fuel Processing Center - Area Development Online
The U.S. Department of Energy is negotiating with Global Laser Enrichment to consider its request to operate a laser enrichment facility at a Paducah, Kentucky, Gaseous Diffusion Plant and AREVA, a Richland, Washington, firm to process the government’s uranium hexafluoride inventory into nuclear reactor fuel.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  kentucky  paducah  energy  area-development-news  washington  department-of-energy 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Diamond Logistics Northwest Plans Cross-Docking-Loading Facility At Port Of Quincy, Washington - Area Development Online
Diamond Logistics Northwest secured 18 acres at the Port of Quincy, Washington’s industrial Park for future expansion of its cross-docking and load consolidation facilities.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  washington  industrial-park  infrastructure 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers Invests $100 Million To Expand Its Moses Lake, Washington, Production Facility - Area Development Online
SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, a joint venture with German luxury automaker BMW, will invest $100 million to add two new production lines at its Moses Lake, Washington, manufacturing plant.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  washington  bmw  automotive-industry 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Boeing Launches Search For 777X Airliner's New Home - Forbes
If you think Boeing executives are reeling from union rejection of a proposed contract extension on Wednesday that would have kept production of the new 777X widebody airliner in Washington State, guess again. Boeing representatives are already on the ground in other states discussing what kind of tax breaks and other concessions they can get to build the 777X there. I talked to one of them yesterday; rather than being indiscreet about which state that exec was visiting, let’s just say it is west of the Mississippi and well south of Washington.
boeing  washington  south-carolina  boeing-777  government-policy  organized-labor  labor  this-week-239  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
DXY Solutions Opens West Coast Office In Seattle, Washington - Area Development Online
DXY Solutions, a mobile software technology and app design firm, opened its west coast office at 1433 12th Avenue in Seattle, Washington.
washington  technology  seattle  economic-development  site-selection  mobile-technology  matt 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Washington State Invests Aerospace Manufacturing Facility At Snohomish County, Washington, Airport - Area Development Online
Paine Field Aerospace Business Park at the Snohomish County, Washington, Airport may soon include a 42-acre aerospace Manufacturing Facility to build Boeing’s 777X aircraft.
aerospace  washington  manufacturing  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
BNSF workers repair, replace track on main lines -
Nationwide, BNSF this year is investing $4.3 billion in its system, including buying new locomotives, freight cars and other equipment. Last year, the railroad spent $100 million on improvements in the state.
washington  regional-reports  bnsf  around-the-web  spokane  rail-logitsics  this-week-228  freight-logistics  infrastructure 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
BNSF Railway Plans $125 Million To Expand and Improve Facilities in Everett and Orillia, Washington - Area Development Online
BNSF Railway Company plans to invest an estimated $125 million on expansion, maintenance and rail capacity improvements in Everett and Orillia Washington, along with track enhancements throughout the state.
washington  bnsf  rail  economic-development  site-selection  infrastructure 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Leading Locations for 2013: The Pacific Region MSAs - Area Development Online
With five of the top-10 MSAs in the Pacific region, the state of California is experiencing an economic comeback.
washington  oregon  rankings  california  leading-locations  alaska  Hawaii  economic-development  pacific-states  site-selection  matt 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Food Processing Firms Invest $32.5 Million To Expand Production Facilities In Washington State - Area Development Online
Three food processing and distribution firms will invest a total of $32.5 million to expand their facilities at the Port of Camas-Washougal, Port of Whitman, The Port of Sunnyside in Washington State, with assistance from $2.1 million in Community Economic Revitalization Board funds.
washington  food-processing  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Japan-Based AstaReal Technologies Invests $30 Million In Moses Lake, Washington, Biotechnological Manufacturing Plant - Area Development Online
Japan-based AstaReal Technologies Inc. will invest $30 million to build a microalgae based biotechnological manufacturing plant for the production of natural astaxanthin in Moses Lake, Washington, creating 45 jobs in the region.
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