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December 3, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Markers for the seaport alliance

Commissioners of the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma are holding town halls to seek public comments on the proposed seaport alliance between the two. For example, one will be held today from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Kent City Hall. On Thursday, another will take place at Pacific Lutheran University’s Anderson…

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November 6, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Report shows Port of Seattle’s impact

A new report by Martin and Associates commissioned by the Port of Seattle offers fresh insights into the economic footprint by both the seaport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The report surveyed more than 1,000 port tenants and service providers. Among the highlights: Direct, induced and indirect jobs at the airport increased to 171,796 last year from 138,370…

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July 17, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Cruise industry brings big footprint ashore here

The Crystal Symphony departs the Pier 66 cruise ship terminal, heading for Astoria, Ore., earlier this year (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) A new report from the Cruise Lines International Association says that the state posted a record $764 million in direct spending and cruise-industry employment of 19,000 last year. That ranked Washington sixth…

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