Amazon announced plans early Thursday morning to open a second headquarters “fully equal” to its Seattle home, calling on local governments across North America to submit proposals. The news immediately ignited speculation that the e-commerce giant is outgrowing its hometown and introduced questions about whether Amazon’s complex relationship with Seattle is to blame.
Source: ‘It’s never too late to say we’re sorry’: Seattle leaders respond to Amazon plans to establish second HQ outside its hometown
The Airbus and Boeing have a big target on their backs.The single-aisle airliner market is one of the most lucrative and hotly contested segments in the aviation business. But for the past 15 years, that white-hot competition has almost exclusively been between two companies — Airbus and Boeing.
In recent years, companies from around the world have launched aircraft aimed at breaking the Airbus-Boeing duopoly.
Source: Airbus and Boeing have 7 new challengers: Photos – Business Insider
Seattle-based PACCAR Inc. has reached a preliminary agreement to build a 130,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in McKinney, the city’s economic development agency says. The $20 million project will create about 200 jobs.
Source: McKinney gets nod for new truck plant with potential jobs on the way | Dallas News
[Ed.: Gov. Inslee, If Seattle’s such a great place to do business then why did PACCAR decide on building a new plant a half a continent away? Because everything about the business climate in Washington State has declined or never was very good.]
EVERETT — Johanna Paige Hilde bought her dream home in Everett with a view to die for, but the bathroom came with no actual counter space. For weeks, she found herself in a weird place. She was in the bathroom, holding a coffee mug as she looked at a picture above her toilet in the bathroom, thinking to herself, “If only the frame could come down, kind of like a Murphy bed. Then it could become a counter top.”
Source: Everett PE teacher turns space saver into patented invention | HeraldNet.com
… fern, that is. The tree fern was planted in Amazon’s Spheres — the landmark glass and steel domes at the heart of the e-commerce giant’s downtown Seattle campus. It’s the first of thousands of plants that will make the Spheres a refuge of greenery.
Source: Check out the first inhabitant of Amazon’s new Spheres: an 11-foot Australian | The Seattle Times
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Boeing workers’ overwhelming anti-union vote at the aviation giant’s 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina is a big victory for Southern politicians and business leaders who have lured manufacturing jobs to the region on the promise of keeping unions out. According to Boeing, nearly 74 percent of the more than 2,800 votes cast were against representation.
Source: After failed union vote, Boeing hails Trump visit to plant – seattlepi.com
SEATTLE – Beside the memorial statue at Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle, notes and flowers lay in honor of the six crewmembers lost on the Destination fishing vessel, which vanished Saturday off Alaska. Meanwhile, far from Seattle’s calm waters, the families of those six crew members are grieving.
Source: Families of missing Destination crewmembers remember loved ones
[Ed.: Our heartfelt thoughts go out to the families of these six men who worked hard for a living, provided for their families and, no doubt, provided millions of meals to their neighbors in Washington, British Columbia and Alaska and seafood customers the world over. We’re sorry for your loss.]
Eli Seibold Fund
Larry O’Grady’s Family Fund
Kai Hamik (Amanda) Fund
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the crew of the fishing vessel Destination northwest of St. George, Alaska. Watchstanders from Coast Guard 17th District received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert from F/V Destination early Saturday morning and deployed the Kodiak aircrews to commence the search.
The aircrews located a debris field in the general area of the EPIRB alert. Debris included the transmitting EPIRB, a life ring from the vessel, buoys, tarps and an oil sheen.
Source: Coast Guard suspends search for fishing vessel near St. George, Alaska
On Wednesday morning, Trump tweeted that Nordstrom has treated his daughter “unfairly” by dropping her from the company’s clothing line.
Source: President Trump calls treatment of daughter by Seattle-based Nordstrom ‘terrible’
Port of Seattle President
In the wake of the resignation of Ted Fick, now former CEO of the Port of Seattle, an audit found that 642 employees had received extra compensation amounting to $4.7 million. Documents related to Fick’s review and suspension are at the links.
Source: Statement by Port of Seattle Commission President Tom Albro regarding audit and resignation of CEO Fick