November 10, 2014
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Apple to open Seattle engineering office

The Puget Sound region, already home to Microsoft, Twitter, Google and Facebook, is now host to a small outpost of Apple engineers, as well. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company confirmed that it's hiring software engineers in Seattle, but didn't say how many employees it has here or where the office will be located. GeekWire, which broke the news, reports that the company already has at least 30 engineers in Seattle.

In addition to the region's bounty of tech companies, the University of Washington is also a major draw, the Puget Sound Business Journal reports.



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MOVING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

State waves goodbye to R&D tax incentive

By Kris Johnson, AWB President

Beginning in January, Washington state will become one of just a handful of states in the country that doesn't offer private employers some kind of a tax incentive to promote research and development activities.

That's because a pair of tax incentives created back 1994 are set to expire at the end of this year, despite attempts during the last legislative session to extend them.

Click here for the full column in The Wenatchee World
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