Business / Economy

Financial Wanderings – Brad Blackburn

Brad Blackburn with Blackburn Financial in Cashmere joins Dan Langager for your Financial Wanderings – covering the economic impact of natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes, what the fluctuating dollar means for the U.S. and world, the economics of tax reform and more.

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Our Valley Our Future to Unveil Housing Study Results

Our Valley, Our Future / Nuestro Valle, Nuestro Futuro will release the results of its regional housing survey and ask residents to help begin developing solutions for the region’s housing woes at the “Where Will We Live?” Community Forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Pybus Market’s Events Center. A Greater Wenatchee Urban Housing…

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Our Valley Our Future Launches ‘Science In Our Valley’ Seminar Series

Collaboration and innovation are two of the dual roads that can lead to success in the marketplace. Recognizing the power of partnerships with like-minded individuals and companies is what’s given rise to Innovative Partnership Zones throughout the state, with one likely coming to Chelan-Douglas Counties. Couple that with the determination of area scientists, researchers, graduate…

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Chelan-Douglas Counties Sporting Lowest Unemployment in Three Decades

Don Meseck, NCW Labor Economist, joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about the July jobs report for the Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The unemployment rate was 3.5%, the lowest rate since the State Employment Security Department began keeping electronic records in 1990. Meseck said the local labor force continues to grow, with…

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Chelan County Cannabis Farmers File Lawsuit Against County Zoning Rules

Chelan County commissioners unanimously voted last week to place tight new zoning and enforcement rules on growers of legal cannabis. The board finalized a set of rules that’s been under discussion since 2015, when they placed a moratorium on permitting any new marijuana farms in the county. The 2015 moratorium came about due to complaints…

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