Economics

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Corporations Push Back As Details Emerge on Seattle’s Pay Up Legislation for App-Based Workers

Yesterday battle lines emerged around Pay Up, the proposed suite of legislation aimed at ensuring Seattle's growing number of app-based contract workers earn at...

Downtown Seattle Declares Itself Resurgent at Annual Gala

The theme was resurgence at the Downtown Seattle Association's annual State of Downtown event yesterday. With two years of pandemic suffering and emergency public...

Is Seattle a $20 Lunch Town?

As we emerge from pandemic and look towards returning to offices, a question starts to come up. “What’s for lunch?” A recent impromptu survey...

Sunday Video: Suburbia Is Subsidized (NJB Has the Math)

Not Just Bikes runs numbers on how different development types pan out in terms of costs and benefits to communities with fascinating 3D visuals....
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Bellevue Council Update: Deficits Create Difficult Budget Decisions to Come

King County's second largest city began its budget season on Monday evening with a foreboding presentation. With lagging property tax revenues, increased demands for...

Concrete Companies Stonewall Striking Truck Drivers, Threatening Cascading Construction Delays

Concrete is not flowing in King County and several high-profile infrastructure projects threaten to be delayed as a result. Concrete mixer drivers are striking...

Sunday Video: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Induced Demand and Road Widening

CityNerd walks through the very wonky topics of induced demand (or better described as "induced traffic") and the methods for justifying road widening projects....
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Workers Need Homes, So Why Isn’t Our Zoning Keeping Up With Job Growth?

When Bellevue boasted they would eat Seattle’s lunch last month, I am not sure they realized the housing crisis was on the full course...