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Economy

Washington State has nation’s fastest growing economy for 2nd year

Washington State GDP numbers come in at the top spot among US states for second year in a row....Read More

Morning Wire: filing week, I-940, artificial intelligence

Changes in Washington's mental health system and early highlights from filing week are featured in this week's Morning Wire....Read More

Sen. Ericksen says UTC’s carbon cost directive casts doubt on the commission’s credibility

Sen. Ericksen says UTC's recent directive will "artificially increase" utilities' cost calculations and drive up prices for Washington consumers....Read More

Six states join legal battle over development of Millennium Bulk coal terminals

Six states have filed a joint amicus brief in support of the Millennium Bulk coal terminal project in Longview....Read More

Alaska Airlines breaks ground on new 128,000 square foot office building in SeaTac

Alaska Airlines celebrated the groundbreaking for a new 128,000 square foot corporate office building in SeaTac on Thursday morning. The new building, referred to as...Read More

Seattle Council member Bagshaw: “We’re going to need more time” to pass head tax

Council member says the vote on the business tax that sparked Amazon's pause on construction may need to be delayed...Read More

Morning Wire: JT Wilcox, Rick Larsen, AWB on climate change

Rep. Rick Larsen, a possible special session, and recently announced opportunity zones are all featured in this week's edition of the Morning Wire....Read More

Washington’s economy ranks first in nationwide report

In a nationwide report on state economies, Washington ranks first out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia....Read More

Gov. Inslee approves Opportunity Zones in communities across Washington

On Friday, Gov. Inslee approved 139 census tracts for “Opportunity Zone” status, enabling them to offer special federal tax breaks to encourage development and job...Read More

Eastern Washington heavily reliant on industries targeted by China’s tariffs

New Brookings Institution data shows that agricultural workers in the Northwest have reason to worry about China's new tariffs....Read More