WASHINGTON'S LEADING BUSINESS MAGAZINE

January 2013/FEATURES

With job growth again advancing at twice the national rate, the Puget Sound region is well positioned for the recession’s endgame.
By: Dick Conway
January is a time to look ahead and plan. It is also an opporttunity to look back and take stock. Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning Princeton University economist and op-ed columnist for The New York Times, contends that...
Who will join the Microsofts and Amazons in the pantheon of iconic Washington-based companies?
By: Gianni Truzzi
Mention Seattle around the world and people most likely think of Microsoft. Or Starbucks. Or Amazon. On further reflection, they might come up with Nordstrom or Costco. Who else is there? The list is surprisingly scant....

Contents

Departments

Commentary

... and see how many marketing opportunities it presents.
Recent climate-driven events emphasize the importance of managing risk in an uncertain world.
Who will be the titans of tomorrow?
Do Microsoft's celebrity endorsements really work?
Why putting industrial operations in designated zones makes economic sense.

Health Care

As employers grapple with health care mandates, some are returning to the future.
Spokane firm’s video-based therapy program provides a bright future for autistic kids.

Green

Engineered carbon gives batteries a boost.

Profiles

Bob Peters, Washington state president, Bank of America, took over the Washington operations of Bank of America in 2009, just as the bank faced a subprime mortgage crisis tied to its acquisition of troubled Countrywide Financial. Now, Peters is leading a drive to get the bank, which built its dominant local presence through the acquisition of Seafirst Bank in 1983, to take better care of its customers.

Executive Life & Style

The Burke Museum takes a look at our love affair with plastic.
Seattle Rep ropes "American Buffalo"; "The Seagull" takes flight at ACT.
New restaurant on Queen Anne.

Finance

With job growth again advancing at twice the national rate, the Puget Sound region is well positioned for the recession’s endgame.

Workplace

WSU startup is this month’s Facebook photo pick.
Tracking changes in cash compensation for full-time, private-industry employees.
Who will join the Microsofts and Amazons in the pantheon of iconic Washington-based companies?
Five companies headed toward $1 bIllion valuations.
Expanding into new growth markets.
Keeping the long view.
Rising with the water line.
Innovating a new sector.

Retail & Services

Seattle firm makes flood insurance understandable and available.

Law

The leading lawyers in the Puget Sound region for 2013, as determined by their peers.