The Great Recession has changed the composition of the labor force.
As Jet City and a region that is home to some of the world’s iconic companies, it has been easy to be inward-looking in some ways while a world of potential investment swooshes past. Grabbing more of it is important.
Maritime provides important economic diversity and good jobs that connect to the state’s standing as an export powerhouse.
Can we stop using the phrase “the next Silicon Valley”? The real Silicon Valley is the creation of a unique set of forces that would be difficult, if not impossible, to clone.
With admirable exceptions, most lawmakers seem to lack any sense of government’s essential role in keeping Washington ahead in a highly competitive world.
It’s difficult, more than seven years since the real-estate bubble popped, to proclaim any return to a normal construction industry, much less a return of housing to its place as a pillar of the economy.
No state in the Northwest made Site Selection’s ranking the top 10 of states that attracted the most new plants in 2013.
Regulators working with the rail industry can make oil trains even safer.
Study finds most outsourcing is done within the U.S., where almost one-half of full-time employees work at companies that use contractors and suppliers to do work once likely performed in-house. About 23 percent of full-time employees work at companies that offshore work to other countries.
A raft of economic studies has shown that pro-sports stadiums don’t provide the wider benefits promised when taxpayers are tapped to help build them.
Called the civilian labor-force-participation rate, it fell to 62.8 percent of the available workforce in December, the lowest in 35 years. The decline has not been arrested by the end of the recession.