Meadow Creek News

Economy

State of Our Local Economy

Filed under Community Interest, Economy on June 1, 2012

Despite the poor jobs report today, the Seattle area is doing far better than the national average. http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.wa_seattle_md.htm On a more sobering note, the state is doing worse than the…

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Private Equity, Romney’s Bain in the Neck

Filed under Business Management, Economy on May 31, 2012

I spent a good portion of my career planning and executing business turnarounds in a large corporation. Almost all the businesses I worked on were formally profitable businesses that enjoyed…

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Washington Roundtable Gives the State a Poor Report Card

Filed under Community Interest, Economy on May 29, 2012

The Washington Roundtable has given the state its 2nd report card on the business environment and keeping Washington competitive. The benchmarks are all graded relative to all other states. On…

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The Issaquah Economy – Interesting Facts

Filed under Community Interest, Economy on May 25, 2012

How much do you know about the economy here in Issaquah? Do you have any idea about how we compare to our neighbors in Bellevue, Sammamish, Renton and Redmond? Here…

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May 24 2012

Cash Mob Mania in Issaquah – Crowd Funding Variant

Filed under Community Interest, Economy, Events on

Meadow Creek’s Audrey Slade, Director of Operations and Chair of the Young Issaquah Professionals group at the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, is making her mark on Issaquah. A recent…

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Education and Economic Vitality

Filed under Community Interest, Economy on May 23, 2012

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce had some stiff criticism for the Seattle Public Schools. Instead of defending itself, I hope the School Board takes it to heart and makes some…

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Economy Moving Slowly, But Not Surely in the Right Direction

Filed under Economy, Marketing on May 22, 2012

The National Assoication for Business Economics reported that the economy keeps chugging along yesterday with some modestly improved forecasts for jobs growth, housing start and auto sales. It looks like…

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Cost Cutting Hints for the Private Sector from the Public Sector

Filed under Economy on April 20, 2011

For over thirty years now I’ve made my career in the private sector. Working both for a large corporation and owning my own business. I’ve been through more economic cycles…

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State Budget Crises and The Public Employee Unions

Filed under Economy on February 27, 2011

The scenes from the state house in Madison, Wisconsin look eerily like those from Cairo and Tripoli. Are they both representative of the common man rising up against dictatorial leaders?…

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If it Doesn’t Walk or Talk Like a Recovery, It’s Not a Recovery

Filed under Economy on October 20, 2010

Back in August of 2009, I wrote “Let the Recovery Begin”. The recession now having been declared over in July 2009, makes my declaration of recovery off by a month….

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