DOWNTOWN STRATEGY BUSINESS & DEVELOPERS FORUM

In collaboration with the Economic Development Council (EDC), the City has invited about 40 members of the local business and real estate development community to participate in a roundtable discussion specific to the City’s efforts to craft and implement a Downtown Strategy. The aim is to gather specific information about business and development challenges and…

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Despite steady job growth, Washington’s unemployment rate remains at 5.8 percent

OLYMPIA – While Washington added 9,000 new jobs from February 2016 to March 2016, the state’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent, according to the state’s Employment Security Department (ESD).  The state released the seasonally adjusted, preliminary jobs estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of its March Monthly Employment Report. “Washington continues to…

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Permanent, Supportive Housing for Veterans

Mason County will receive $200,000 from a capital budget appropriation to create permanent, supportive housing for Mason County Veterans.  This is in addition to the $100,000 in funds that were designated towards veterans housing by the Mason County Commissioners in late 2015. The 2016 annual homeless point-in-time count in Mason County showed a 55% increase in…

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