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Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

Topic: Foreign direct investment

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April 10, 2014 at 10:20 AM

A new push for foreign investment in Puget Sound

I’ve been waiting for the Brookings Institution’s Global Cities Initiative to come to Seattle. The program, established during the recession to help metro areas improve their competitiveness, came closest in Portland, where it sought to leverage PDX’s sustainability cluster to move beyond that region’s dependence on Intel. Today, leaders are announcing a Global Cities pilot program…


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March 20, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Foreign investment: Opportunity for Washington and the Northwest

Gov. Jay Inslee is at an event sponsored by the Organization for International Investment at the Bothell medical device facility of Netherlands giant Philips. The topic: Attracting more foreign direct investment to the state. According to the trade group, some 800 subsidiaries of foreign companies operate in Washington and account for 92,300 workers. This “insourcing” increased…


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