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Opinion: King County efforts to fight inequality are paying off, writes Dow Constantine

King County Executive Dow Constantine says too many residents are out of work or too discouraged to look for a job, but workforce reform is showing promising results......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 8th, 2018

Developers fight efforts to make them pay for public art

Real estate developers often agree to finance neighborhood improvements, like a sidewalk or a park or a bus stop, to help secure approval for their projects, but many are drawing the line in a new fight: paying for public art......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 11th, 2018

Opinion: Snohomish County investments are paying off

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County CEO Patrick Pierce lays out some of the important public-private partnerships that are driving the economy in the region......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 3rd, 2018

Observations: Constantine is one of few good leaders in this region

PSBJ Columnist Bob Wallace argues that, while not all of King County Executive Dow Constantine's ideas are perfect, he is one of few prudent officials in Puget Sound-area government......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 8th, 2018

Women of Influence: Margaret Meister, Symetra Financial Corp.

Meister is the president and CEO of Symetra Financial Corp. She also serves on the board of the United Way of King County......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 15th, 2018

Facebook will let French regulators study its efforts to fight hate speech

Facebook will invite French regulators to study its approach to combating hate speech online, marking the latest attempt by governments around the world to figure out ways to thwart toxic content from spreading......»»

Category: topSource: washpostNov 13th, 2018

Facebook will let French regulators study its efforts to fight hate speech

Facebook will invite French regulators to study its approach to combating hate speech online, marking the latest attempt by governments around the world to figure out ways to thwart toxic content from spreading......»»

Category: topSource: washpostNov 13th, 2018

Exclusive: Greene County approves grant funds for $10.7M projects with 221 jobs

The high-paying jobs would have an average salary of $95,000 per year......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 13th, 2018

Former Washington County official pleads guilty to fraud

William Gum, a former administrator for the Washington County Ambulance District, has admitted to stealing from the district and paying himself a higher salary than was authorized. According to a release, Gum, 59 and of Potosi, pleaded guilty to the h.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 6th, 2018

Boys & Girls Club of King County shapes future leaders

It’s 2:30 p.m., and school’s out. Kids are rushing out of their classes to start their commute home. For some, parents are there waiting to take their kids off to the next activity. But for many, it will be hours before their parents are home from.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 5th, 2018

Why Charlotte region"s recruiting shake-up is in national spotlight

Site selectors and economic development consultants are paying close attention to efforts to reshape business recruiting in the Charlotte region......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 2nd, 2018

Power Player 2018: Robert E. Leak Jr.

Leak has long led efforts to recruit business, industry and jobs to Winston-Salem and Forsyth County......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 1st, 2018

We Should See a Massive Jump in Voter Turnout This Year. Here’s One Reason Why

It can help fight voter suppression efforts. Voter turnout in midterm elections is typically low, hovering around 40% (compared to 60% in presidential elec.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 31st, 2018

AT&T’s Dealmaking Ways Aren’t Paying Off Yet

DirecTV and Time Warner created a monster debt load and a fight for resources......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 24th, 2018

A Billionaire Pledges to Fight High Drug Prices, and the Industry Is Rattled

Ex-energy trader John Arnold has put $100 million behind efforts to curb prices. Drugmakers say his view is flawed and oversimplified, and will restrict patients’ access to important medicines......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 21st, 2018

Saudis Admit Khashoggi Killed At Consulate "In Fist-Fight", King Salman Fires 5 Top Officials

Update: The White House has issue.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 19th, 2018

Sanitation commish to lead city"s fight against lead exposure

Mayor Bill de Blasio has given Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia the additional duty of overseeing his administration’s anti-lead exposure initiatives, including efforts to prevent lead... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 19th, 2018

Saudis Admit Khashoggi Killed At Consulate "In Fist-Fight", King Salman Fires Top General, Adviser

Saudi Arabia confirmed tonight that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 19th, 2018

Europe, Asia Nations Join U.S."s Economic Pushback Against China

U.S. efforts to counter China’s global economic push got a boost from European and Asian countries, which also want to capitalize on Washington’s fight with Beijing......»»

Category: topSource: wsjOct 19th, 2018

Defense firm, manufacturer seek incentives to create nearly 200 jobs in Pinellas County

A manufacturing firm and defense engineering company are both seeking to create more of a presence in Pinellas County and bring more high-paying jobs. One of the two companies is referred to as Project A7010327720, which is described as a defense man.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 19th, 2018

Suzanne Dale Estey named executive director of the Washington Economic Development Association

Estey is the former CEO of the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 17th, 2018