Category Archives: Seattle Economy

Seattle Market Digest: Keeping up with Seattle

Opportunities come to those in the know, but keeping up can be a daunting endeavor. The red-hot Seattle economy only adds to the challenge. To the rescue: Seattle Market Digest The Seattle Market Digest is a monthly compilation of the ups and downs and comings and goings in greater Seattle’s retail, travel, real-estate development and…

Seattle Media Economy Starts Year Strong

2013 was a year media companies were happy to have behind them. Fitful at best, most saw their revenues stall or decline. It was particularly so with Seattle media; by year end, ad spending was off 5.8% from 2012 with the most significant losses in, of all media, local spot television. One could almost hear…

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Afterglow: BOOMtown

In the summer of 2012, at the height of the possibility of a return of an NBA basketball team to the Seattle market, I suggested the city needed to quit focusing on the challenges that come with building a new arena (and NBA and NHL franchises) and open its visionary eyes to the opportunities and…

Seattle Market Review: All That Glimmers is not Economic Gold

It’s been a while since I lamented the state of Seattle’s local economy and the continued decimation of the nation’s economic backbone – small businesses, and with it the middle class. So after a hiatus due to some shuffling of work priorities accompanied by fits and starts, plus a recovery from knee surgery, Seattle Media…