Category Archives: Seattle Market Review

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 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…

That’s a Wrap!

Apologies to regular Seattle Market Review readers who access the reports from this site. Seattle Media Maven has been on a much-needed and most welcome hiatus. As we stare into the mighty abyss of the fiscal cliff and you ponder what could be in 2013, you can temper your outlook with all the good and…

Revving up for a Recovery: Seattle Market Review, October 2012

There is a lot going on in and around the market that theoretically is positioning it to go full throttle once we get a go signal on the recovery. While we wait, the Seattle market continues to sputter along, looking one minute like the lead car and the next as running on fumes. As noted…

Technology Sector Masks High Seattle Unemployment: Seattle Market Review, September 2012

After a jaw-dropping drubbing at the first presidential debate, the Obama administration dug deep for some good news and came up with a drop in the unemployment rate, to 7.8%. Seattle Media Maven remains unconvinced and eagerly awaits the adjusted figures, likely to be released sometime after November 6th. According the Labor Department, about 15%…

Up, Down, Sideways – It’s Anyone’s Guess: Seattle Market Review, August 2012

While Seattle continues to chalk up some impressive rankings and revenue successes, the bottom line is that the recovery, if that is what you want to call it, has all but flat-lined with minimal growth and limited confidence across the nation. Recent news articles highlighting weak real income, scarce jobs, inventories outpacing sales and a…

Bright Spot in a Dismal Economy: Seattle Market Review, July 2012

The latest Seattle Market Review is now available and chock full of activity. Here are a few highlights: The Seattle market continues its flirtation with optimism this month, pulling in the #1 ranking for America’s top tech city and ranking #2 for the nation’s wage growth. On the home front, with a welcome sign on…

Blue Skies Ahead: Seattle Market Review, June 2012

Signs of Life Signal Sunny Seattle Future If you ignore the world around us and the continued flailing of the national economy, it appears that the Puget Sound region may be climbing out of the depths of the Great Recession trough. Retail sales seem to be picking up steam as the primary drivers of consumer…

Waiting for the Recovery to Drop Anchor: Seattle Market Review, May 2012

Photo by Phil Snyder Every time it seems like the recovery may be about to drop anchor in our safe harbor for at least a short visit, the dark storm of stagnancy blows it back out to sea for a good thrashing, and in some instances, tossing it on the rocky shore and stopping movement…

The Spotlight is on Seattle: Seattle Market Review, April 2012

Seattle Earns Top Praise for Journalism, Lifestyles and Jobs Growth The latest edition of Seattle Market Review is out and it’s popping with top accolades for the Emerald City.  Seattle’s shower of  positive attention starts with a couple Pulitzer prizes for local journalists. The Seattle Times, won its 9th Pulitzer Prize based on Michael J….