The question was put to Ken Gilman, one owner of a company called Seattle Bridge. Ken, in the year 2018, why would anyone try to make a go of it in manufacturing? “We have a good niche for our product,” he answered. “We’re the only company I...

It’s hard to calculate the enormous personal or social value of a decent job with growth prospects – especially if that kind of job might seem out-of-reach. If you agree, join us June 27, at 11 AM to Noon, for a guided tour of the Georgetown Campus of...

It fell to a person from Spokane to state the obvious about the Emerald City’s failure to help those who live among us without benefit of permanent housing. The judgement was rendered by a grieving father who was part of a Sunday Seattle Times story about Sabrina...

Larry Ward was a man of few words, but the words he chose were almost always good ones. Deliberate, funny and smart, Larry was a highly valued employee at Pacific Fishermen Shipyard on the Lake Washington Ship Canal in Ballard. Larry started at Pac Fish as...

City Hall – Here to Help? By our count, it’s been 12 very long years since a Seattle mayor began a four-year term with an attitude toward the business community that might be considered “helpful.” That timeline would take us back to 2006. That’s when Tony...

Meet Mayor Durkan   Fresh from her landslide election victory in November, Mayor Jenny Durkan will meet with the industrial community at the Annual Meeting of the Manufacturing Industrial Council (MIC), Monday, January 29, 4-5:30 PM. Admission is free, but RSVP to becklynn@seattleindustry.org.   ...

Our New Mayor Jenny Durkan takes office with two representatives from the Manufacturing Industrial Council serving on her transition committee – Jordan Royer, a member of the MIC Executive Committee who works for the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, and Dave Gering, Executive Director of the MIC. Check...

Picking Our New Mayor Some people complain about their difficulty distinguishing between the two progressives vying to be our new mayor. But some of the fog cleared away this weekend as the Seattle Times came out 101 percent for  Jenny Durkan while The Stranger went over the top for Cary...

Growth Topics at Mayoral Forum Industrial Growth. Those words don’t meet often, but they will on Oct. 19 at the Seattle mayoral candidate forum during an update on the Georgetown Crossroads project now being built by Prologis. Upon completion in 2018, the multi-story warehouse/distribution center along East Marginal...

Homeless in the Mayor's Race Scott Lindsay, a candidate for Seattle City Attorney, will be a guest speaker Oct. 19 at the mayoral candidate forum in Georgetown. His invitation to speak at the forum is not an endorsement of Lindsay’s candidacy against incumbent City Attorney Pete Holmes. We know so little about the City...