MAY 1, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Update: Shipbuilder’s deal to buy Kimberly-Clark mill site in Everett falls throughA deal to sell Kimberly-Clark’s former waterfront mill in Everett to a shipbuilder has fallen through, the companies announced Wednesday. 

Tacoma OKs major natural gas export operationPort of Tacoma commissioners today approved a lease for a $1.8 billion plant that would convert natural gas to methanol for export to Asia.

 

TOURISM 

Callaghan: Say WA? I’d Say WE … need a new sloganThe state of Washington has all but privatized tourism and visitor promotion. 

 

UNIONS 

Specter of longshore unrest in June makes Seattle waterfront uneasy Owners of cargo are eyeing alternatives to West Coast ports, in case negotiations between ocean carriers and the longshore union, over the contract expiring June 30, run aground.

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