You Should Know the Economic Impact

How often have you. . . Heard a company press on a city or county to make a decision based on their economic impact locally, but without any data? Considered incentives for an economic development deal without knowing more than the number of jobs and total investment as given by …

If You Don’t Have a Certified Site, You Need This

Site certification has gained importance over the last several years as states, utilities and railroads create certification programs. But what if you can’t afford to “certify” your site? Simple, you can do your own due diligence as if you were the project.  Why?  Because site certification was really born out of …

The problem with being a “Great Place to Live, Work & Play”

Traveling around as much as I do, I hear it from Mayors, I see it in community vision and mission statements, and I read it in marketing brochures. . . [insert city name here] – “A Great Place to Live, Work and Play/Shop/Stay” It’s been the tagline, catch phrase, sound …

Rhodora Annexation Clears State Board

Lake Stevens, Washington.  The Washington State Boundary Review Board (BRB) for Snohomish County issued its written decision Tuesday, denying an appeal brought by landowners in the area.  The decision clears the way for approval of the Rhodora Annexation by the Lake Stevens City Council subject to expiration of the 30 …