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February 19, 2009
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MIC Meeting - Canceled: This month's MIC Meeting scheduled for Feb. 24 has been cancelled. If you have any questions about the programs we are working on - give us a call at (206)762-2470. See you next month.


Economic Climate Got You Down? Feeling Insignificant?
You shouldn't if you or your business touches the Port of Seattle's operations by air, land or sea. The Port of Seattle released its latest Economic Impact report in February 2009. Based on 2007 and some 2008 statistics, the Port of Seattle's operations and the businesses they do business with are among the largest producers in the regions, nay the state.

When combined with its tenants, Port of Seattle is responsible for the direct employment of 111,317 individuals, ranking among the top job-producers in the region including Microsoft (35,510 in Seattle and Washington state), Boeing (74,517), and the University of Washington (28,188)*.

Real estate tenants and businesses providing services at Port-owned marine terminals and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport generated $17.6 billion in revenues, ranking among some of the region's top 10 producers like Amazon.com ($10.7 billion), Paccar ($16.5 billion), and Weyerhaeuser ($21.9 billion)*.

Click Here for the Executive Summary and look for the address to the entire report.

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE - Bored Tunnel Option to Replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct
Get a first look at the bored tunnel recommendation to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. At the environmental scoping open house, you can learn more about the tunnel as well as investments in city streets, transit, and the tunnel's environmental process. The meetings will also feature information on accessing the tunnel from West Seattle and Northwest neighborhoods such as Ballard and Magnolia.

You'll also be able to submit comments at the open house in writing or verbally to a court reporter as well.

Monday, Feb. 23, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Adams Elementary School
110 28th Ave. NW, Ballard

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Madison Middle School
3429 45th Ave. SW, West Seattle

Seattle's Office of Emergency Management Wants You to Know
As a result of the severe winter weather that has affected our region, the Federal government has made assistance programs available to businesses through the SBA. For more information contact Erika Lund, Seattle's Recovery & Mitigation Coordinator, (206) 233-5089.



SR 519-Traffic Revision near Safeco Field
As part of the SR 519 project, starting at 9 AM, Monday, Feb 16, crews will shift traffic onto a newly paved and striped section of S Atlantic St west of 1st Ave S. The crews will then work on the north side of S Atlantic St. The work requires 24/7 closures through the end of February:
Eastbound traffic on S Atlantic will be restricted to one through-lane and one right turn lane. Left turns will not be allowed onto northbound 1st Ave S from eastbound S Atlantic St. A detour will direct eastbound drivers to use Alaskan Way S and S Royal Brougham Way to access northbound 1st Ave S.
For more info, visit: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr519.

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