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Cities Pleased with Outcomes

By the Herald Editorial Board Published: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 It took 176 days, with two special sessions, including a few extra days tacked on at the end. And with so much riding on a number of outcomes, it was often frustrating to watch as deals were made, dashed and made again. But officials with many of the cities in Snohomish County are genuinely pleased and impressed — save for one significant exception — with what the Legislature accomplished this year. The Snohomish County Cities group, affiliated with the Association of Washington Cities, this year fine-tuned its lobbying ...
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United Capital Opens Lynnwood Office

  Published by: Herald Net Thursday, June 25, 2015, 12:01 a.m.   United Capital opens Lynnwood office United Capital Financial Advisers, a financial life management firm, announced that six individuals have joined the firm and have opened five new office locations, including Erin Eddins of Lynnwood. Eddins was a part of a team from StanCorp Investment Advisers. This marks the first United Capital location in the Lynnwood area. Clothes For Kids asks for donations Non-profit Clothes For Kids is making a year-end appeal to the community for support. In order to be ful...
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Combined chambers event called succes

  Published on Heraldnet Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce was the sponsor of the multi-chamber Swing into Spring networking event on May 14. Co-hosting organizations were Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber, Stanwood Chamber, Economic Alliance Snohomish County and Lake Stevens Chamber. Because of the huge success of this event, the local chambers will now begin working together to create a quarterly event, rotating between the different chamber hosts.
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Everett officials want Sound Transit to make good on light rail promise

  Published on Heraldnet By Noah Haglund EVERETT — More than 20 years ago leaders from the agency now known as Sound Transit vowed to make a priority of bringing light rail to Everett. The original vision included Everett as a key destination, along with Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma. “Guess what? We all know that didn't happen,” Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson said. Nor is it expected to materialize until the early 2030s — at the earliest. Everett's mayor wants to ensure that Sound Transit makes good on its promise to his city, as the agency looks toward crafting a ballot ...
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Will the apartment boom go bust?

Published on Heraldnet By Jim Davis LYNNWOOD — Is the Puget Sound region getting its fill of apartments? One economist thinks so. Snohomish County has seen a strong increase in the number of new apartments, condos and other multi-family residences in the past three years and the trend is even stronger in King County, said Bill Conerly, a Lake Oswego, Oregon,-based economic consultant. The reason for the apartment boom is a generation of Millennials — the children of Baby Boomers — who enjoy living an urban lifestyle, he said. “The people who are loving apartment- or condo-livin...
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Nominate business and community leaders for annual awards

Published on Heraldnet By Dan Catchpole EVERETT — Economic Alliance Snohomish County wants to know which business and community leaders to recognize at its annual meeting on May 14. The alliance presents two awards each year: the Henry M. Jackson Citizen of the Year Award and the John M. Fluke, Sr. Community Leader Award. The Jackson Citizen of the Year Award was established in 1977 to honor people who are civic and business leaders. Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson received the award last year in part for his efforts to bring Boeing’s 777X line to the city and for his efforts in attract...
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Canadian aerospace supplier plans to open Everett plant

Published on Heraldnet By Dan Catchpole EVERETT — Canadian aerospace supplier Héroux-Devtek is opening a plant in Everett for providing landing gear systems for the Boeing Co. The facility is part of the company’s $105 million investment plan to make good on a long-term contract to provide landing gear for Boeing’s 777 classic and its successor, the 777X. Much of the assembly work will be done at Héroux-Devtek’s plants in Canada and Ohio. The facility here will handle final assembly and employ at peak 10 people, according to a news release from the company and Economic Alliance Sn...
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Engage Everett Off To A Booming Start.

Published on myeverettnews.com There are no membership dues, no special hoops to jump through, no secret club password. If you work in Everett and want to get to know others who are trying to make a difference in Everett, all you have to do is show up and engage. That’s the premise behind “Engage Everett” a monthly gathering of business owners, professionals, workers, government employees and residents all interested in Everett. “There are a lot of people in Everett who want to do great things and are doing them in their own separate way. This is an opportunity to get word out about what yo...
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Swedish firm opening repair facility in Everett

Published on Heraldnet By Herald Business Journal Staff EVERETT — High-tech engineering company Novator has announced that it has signed a lease in Everett for a maintenance-and-repair facility. The Swedish company supplies the Boeing Co. with portable orbital drills used on the 787 line for drilling titanium into composites. The Everett facility will employ up to six workers for support, warranty and repair work as well as program design and customer relations. “We are encouraged with our new presence in Snohomish County,” said Hans-Petter Andersson, the company CEO, in a statement...
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Setting goals for prosperity

Published on Heraldnet Before they get too much deeper into the session, state legislators would do themselves and their constituents a favor by sitting down with a cup of coffee, a highlighter and a copy of a new report, “Opportunity Washington: Priorities for Shared Prosperity.” Actually, we'd put it on the recommended reading list for city, county, school and business leaders and anyone else with an interest in the economic health of Snohomish County, which ought to cover just about everyone. The report, compiled by the Washington Alliance for a Competitive Economy — whose members inc...
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