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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • MBAKS Takes Home Two NAHB AEA Awards

    Posted on Jun 19, 2018 in:
    • MBAKS News
    The winners of the 2017 NAHB Association Excellence Awards were recently unveiled and the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties is proud to announce we have been honored with two awards.
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  • Snohomish County Launches Young Adult Workforce Website

    Posted on Jun 15, 2018 in:
    • Workforce Development
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Youthworks is a collaboration between Workforce Snohomish, Snohomish STEM, Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Everett Community College, Cocoon House, and WorkSource. Businesses can post job openings immediately.
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  • King County Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Ordinance on Hold

    Posted on Jun 15, 2018 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Environment
    • Advocacy
    After months of engaging with King County staff and elected officials on the problematic C&D waste diversion ordinance, the county has put it on hold.
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  • The Economy Through 2018: Finally Behaving Well!

    Posted on Jun 12, 2018 in:
    • Elliot Eisenberg
    Despite more political uncertainty than usual emanating from Washington, the next 12 months are shaping up well. The odds of a recession remain very low—about 10 percent—despite now being in the middle of the second longest economic recovery in US history. Regrettably, the worker shortage will worsen. With unemployment below 4 percent—and with labor force growth weak—the struggle to find workers will get worse before it gets better.
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  • CFC Stormwater Fee Increase in North Bend

    Posted on Jun 8, 2018 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Advocacy
    The North Bend City Council has adopted an increase in “Capital Facilities Charges” (CFC) stormwater fees, from $870 to $2,526 per “Equivalent Service Unit” (ESU) with an annual increase or decrease on January 1 of each year.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer