Untold millions of us probably still regard talk of a "Green
Economy" as political rhetoric that's hopelessly tie-died to the
hippy-dippy mind fluff of the 1960s. But faster than you can hum
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (play time: 17-plus minutes) greener industrial
products and practices are emerging in the greater Pacific Northwest and
you can learn more about these amazing innovations in the new issue of
Seattle Industry magazine.
Greener airplanes, greener trucks,
greener tugboats, greener buildings and greener electricity are being made
now by companies such as Boeing, Kenworth Truck and Foss Maritime. The
greater Pacific Northwest is also at the forefront of dramatic new
techniques for tapping into geothermal power – literally, the heat of the
earth – a resource that could someday supply the world with enormous loads
of emissions-free electricity.
The fall issue also highlights the
Green Industrial Business and Career Expo that will be held in Seattle on
October 10. Copies of the magazine are now being mailed to regular
readers. If you would like to become a reader, you can join the
distribution list by emailing Pam Romine at email@example.com.
Sept 30th Public
Come join us for a community forum on September
30th; 8-9:30am, at the Diamond Club at Safeco Field. We will be kicking
off new efforts to ease the conflicts that occur between cars, trucks,
cyclists and pedestrians attempting to navigate the hazards of
intersections like First and Lander.
It is sponsored by the
Duwamish Transportation Management Association and the SODO Business
Association with support from the Seattle Mariners. Key members of the
council are expected to attend along with representatives from Metro, the
State of Washington and the Seattle Department of Transportation. RSVP by
calling 206-762-2470 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, MulvannyG2
Architecture, The Boeing Company, Kenworth Truck, PAKIT, Nucor Steel,
United Technologies, Puget Sound Energy, AltaRock Energy, the Chena Hot
Springs Resort and dozens of other companies, utilities and public
agencies will be featured at the Green Industrial Business and Career Expo
on October 10 at the Puget Sound Industrial Excellence Center at the
Georgetown campus of South Seattle Community College. Background and
registration information is available at www.nwgreenexpo.org.
CTED Expands Market Coverage in SE Asia
CTED has recently
expanded its network of foreign representatives into several key emerging
and developed markets. Companies looking for distributors, market
intelligence, trade show assistance, matchmaking meetings, etc. in India,
Thailand, Vietnam, and over a dozen new European markets can now contact
CTED for more information. Visit www.exportwashington.com.
Coverage in these new foreign markets compliment the state's
existing representatives in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, France,
Germany, and the UK. CTED services will continue to be free of charge and
available to support Washington State exporters.
Electronic Export Filing is Mandatory
The U.S. Census Bureau
has recently announced it is requiring all companies to file export
information electronically through the Automated Export System (AES) for
any shipments that require a Shipper's Export Declaration (SED). AES is
the electronic filing system for submitting export information to the U.S.
Customs and Border Protection.
to learn more about AES and the new requirements
Hwy 99 (SB) off-ramp to 1st Ave S Closure
- SDOT will be closing the Highway 99 (southbound) off-ramp to 1st
Ave S at night while they grind and lay pavement at the bottom of the ramp
on to the 1st Ave S roadway. Work will start as early as 9/29 lasting
through 10/3 from 9pm-6am and will be dependent on weather
Detour route: south to the Harbor Island exit
following S Spokane St, turning left at SW Klickitat Way, then eastbound
to West Seattle High Rise Bridge. Once on the high rise bridge drivers
exit at 1st Ave S.
S Atlantic St to S Dearborn St - Pavement
grinding, repairing and paving will take place over the next 3-4 weeks at
night; 6pm to 6am.
Work will be weather dependent.
S Mead St to
S Findlay St - day time work; 7am to 4pm, to correct 600 ft section of
What to Expect:
pedestrian detours, parking restrictions & moderate construction noise
*There will be no traffic disruptions during major sports
S Spokane St Closure:
Work has begun on the
replacement of an old water main on the lower S Spokane St roadway. The
road way closure started Tuesday Sept. 16th and will continue through 2010
as the utilities project evolves into the S Spokane St widening/4th Ave
off-ramp project. - Expect delays during the next few weeks as the signal
timing is being adjusted. Only local traffic will be allowed onto S
Spokane St from 1st – 2nd Ave S, parking will be restricted and trucks are
being asked not to use the upper roadway.
See the detour map
for through traffic from East Marginal Way to I5.
14th Ave S
(South Park) Street Improvements:
The contractor continues to
work on 14th Avenue South, from South Director Street to South Cloverdale
Street. They have finished with the center lane and southbound lanes and
are now working on the northbound lanes (eastern side of the street). One
lane of traffic will remain open in each direction, with possible
occasional detours for traffic. During this time there will be no
on-street parking, and there will be some limitations on left
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