Business

Resistance grows to corporate incentives

Just as roadbuilders carefully engineer, excavate and pave the highway before opening it to traffic, companies have to build the foundation for their projects. That’s reality today.

 

America headed down wrong track

America’s drift away from our market-based economic system is perplexing. Equally, mystifying is the new push to replace entrepreneurs with government bureaucrats in planning and controlling services and products offered to us—the consumers.

 

Brunell: Student debt draining retired income

On average student borrowers in their 60s owed $33,800 in 2017 up 44 percent from 2010. Student loan debt for seniors rose 161 percent between 2010 and 2017. It was the largest increase of any group.

 

Washington farmers need tariff relief

U.S. farmers are hopeful current trade negotiations will bring relief to the tariffs imposed between China and the U.S.

Wheeled drones may be coming to a sidewalk near you

State Department of Transportation wants more safety features.

  • Jan 30th, 2019

Brunell: Grays Harbor benefits from private sector’s tourism investment

There are parts of rural Washington which can benefit from statewide tourism promotion especially places with fresh and saltwater beaches.

Brunell: East Coast seaports ramping up capabilities

Washington needs to improve infrastructure to remain competitive.

Brunell: Boeing hopes to build upon record year

This year will be pivotal for Boeing’s 777x program. The company has invested over a billion dollars on its new composite wing plant at Everett. It is programmed to build and test six new 777s.

Elma, McCleary and Montesano mayors plan to attend, speak at Greater Grays Harbor Inc. luncheon

Lunch with the Mayors event is Jan. 22 at Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen.

  • Jan 7th, 2019

Don Brunell: Ways to drain the swamp

The president should use the upcoming State of the Union speech to unify the country. Congress, likewise, should look for ways to take those recommendations and work together.

  • Jan 2nd, 2019

Don Brunell: Immunizations make difference

We can be thankful that our market-based, free enterprise system provides the wealth which allows our government and charitable organization to invest in programs that improve our health.

Don Brunell: Christmas wreaths help ease pain

Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. It is especially hard when they were slain in the line-of-duty while protecting our country.

Don Brunell: Good economic news sprinkled with caution

Our state’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) quarterly update shows a whopping 17.3% increase in state income for the current biennium.

Don Brunell: Health care top of mind

By Don Brunell When Congress convenes next year, lawmakers must focus on…

Reducing wildfire risk imperative

While massive wildfires are historic, they are more dangerous today. As our…

County unemployment up a little, still very low

Unemployment still is losest its been since 1990.

  • Nov 28th, 2018

Military also adjusting to worker shortages

Even though our armed forces have stepped up their enlistment bonuses, they still fall short of their recruitment goals.

  • Nov 7th, 2018
Members of the Elma Chamber of Commerce present its Business of the Quarter award to Poston Insurance Agency. Pictures from left are Kristi Christensen, Ryan Phillipi, Bernadette Bower, Scott Phillipi, Stephanie Rangel, Michelle Poston, Lisa Zimmerman, Rick Jensen, Jill Warne, Connie Brown. Photo courtesy Elma Chamber of Commerce.

Elma insurance agency given business of quartr award

Poston Insurance is the Elma Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Quarter…

  • Oct 11th, 2018
Members of the Elma Chamber of Commerce present its Business of the Quarter award to Poston Insurance Agency. Pictures from left are Kristi Christensen, Ryan Phillipi, Bernadette Bower, Scott Phillipi, Stephanie Rangel, Michelle Poston, Lisa Zimmerman, Rick Jensen, Jill Warne, Connie Brown. Photo courtesy Elma Chamber of Commerce.

Business after hours in Monte

Business notes for Oct. 4, 2018

  • Oct 3rd, 2018
Shannon Walker, center, answers a question from the audience at an autonomous vehicle policy conference on Sept. 19. She was joined in a panel by Steve Marshall, left, and Dr. Anne Brown. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Self-driving vehicles are coming and cities know it

Public and private sector representatives met to discuss the future of autonomous vehicle policy.

Shannon Walker, center, answers a question from the audience at an autonomous vehicle policy conference on Sept. 19. She was joined in a panel by Steve Marshall, left, and Dr. Anne Brown. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo