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The Seattle Times Takes On Hometown Amazon

Here in Seattle, Amazon is growing like crazy, adding thousands of jobs and building several skyscrapers just off downtown, something that will add hundreds of construction jobs. But at what cost? That's what The Seattle Times asks in a tough, excellent four-part series that riffs off the company's logo to go "Behind the smile in Seattle." I'm particularly interested in...
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Needed Projects + Low Interest Rates + Low Construction Costs + New Jobs = Smart Debt

United States / Seattle : Slog (3 years ago)

I suppose the Seattle Times editorial board had no choice but to oppose the proposed construction jobs bond, as it's supported by unions, and the editors are contractually obligated to gainsay organized labor, no matter the issue. O... Read Post

Chase adding 400 new jobs downtown, at new branches

Local Interest / United States : Clout Street (3 years ago)

Chase will add 400 new jobs by the end of next year at several downtown facilities and four new bank branches, according to a City Hall news release. Read Post

The Case for the Arena: Build It in Seattle and Support Downtown Businesses or Let All That Money Slip Away to the Suburbs

United States / Seattle : Slog (2 years ago)

If Seattle builds a new Sonics arena in Sodo, we'll draw tens of thousands of patrons downtown dozens of times a year. Those people will spend hundreds of millions of dollars here. But if Seattle passes on this deal, you better beli... Read Post

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