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VIDEO: City Manager Brian Wilson’s economic forecast for City of Burien

VIDEO: City Manager Brian Wilson’s economic forecast for City of Burien

On Friday, Jan. 12, 2019, City Manager Brian Wilson delivered an economic forecast for the city at a Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. In addition to Wilson, representatives from the cities... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Forecast Luncheon is Jan. 11

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Forecast Luncheon is Jan. 11

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be presenting its second annual Economic Forecast Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac. This luncheon is presented in partnership... [Read more]

Burien City Council delays joining new economic group, seeks more information

Burien City Council delays joining new economic group, seeks more information

By Jack Mayne After a long discussion, the Burien City Council at Monday evening’s (Feb. 26) Study Session decided not to immediately join a new county-wide economic development program but to ask... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Your inaction on economic development is crippling Burien…’

LETTER: ‘Your inaction on economic development is crippling Burien…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council Members, Your inaction on... [Read more]

STUDY: Burien Actors Theatre brings additional $141,000 into City of Burien

STUDY: Burien Actors Theatre brings additional $141,000 into City of Burien

The University of Washington’s Foster School of Business recently came to B-Town to study Burien Actors Theatre’s economic impact on Burien, and their findings are impressive: The top line of... [Read more]

Burien’s Open Door Church sponsoring ‘Gas Buy-Down’ this Saturday

Burien’s Open Door Church sponsoring ‘Gas Buy-Down’ this Saturday

Burien’s Open Door Church is sponsoring a ‘Gas Buy-Down’ this Saturday, May 6, from 1 – 3 p.m. “For two hours our church members pump gas at the gas station. Along with pumping... [Read more]

City of Burien hires Chris Craig as its first Economic Development Specialist

City of Burien hires Chris Craig as its first Economic Development Specialist

The City of Burien announced this week that it has hired Chris Craig to serve as its first Economic Development Specialist. In this newly-created role, Craig will work with the local business community,... [Read more]

Business tax increase and biennial Burien budget approved Monday night

Business tax increase and biennial Burien budget approved Monday night

by Jack Mayne After a long debate over whether to authorize hiring of a new economic development specialist, the Burien City Council at its Monday meeting (Dec. 1) approved on a 5-2 vote the two-year city... [Read more]

No action taken by council on proposed doubling of Burien’s B&O tax

No action taken by council on proposed doubling of Burien’s B&O tax

by Jack Mayne A proposal by City Manager Kamuron Gurol to increase the city’s Business and Occupation tax on larger businesses and ending it for small businesses was debated at Monday night’s Burien... [Read more]

Increased sales, property tax revenue in first 2015-16 proposed Burien city budget

Increased sales, property tax revenue in first 2015-16 proposed Burien city budget

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council at its Monday night (Oct. 6) session heard that increasing sales and property tax revenues could permit city lawmakers to increase the next biennial budget over the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s ‘Economic Development Dialog’

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s ‘Economic Development Dialog’

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer On Saturday morning (Sept. 27), around 70 residents gathered at the Burien Community Center to participate in an ‘Economic Development Dialog’ hosted by... [Read more]

City of Burien releases agenda, documents for Saturday’s Economic Dialog

City of Burien releases agenda, documents for Saturday’s Economic Dialog

On Wednesday (Sept. 24), the City of Burien released an agenda, along with supporting documents, for Saturday’s ‘Economic Dialog,’ which will run from 8 a.m. – Noon this Saturday, Sept.... [Read more]

Burien Council continues work on economic development plan

Burien Council continues work on economic development plan

by Jack Mayne Most of the Monday night (Sept. 8) special Burien City Council meeting was given over to how to spell out specific actions to carry out a city economic plan, a plan that has been in the works... [Read more]

New City Manager Kamuron Gurol is bullish on Burien’s future

New City Manager Kamuron Gurol is bullish on Burien’s future

Kamuron Gurol has been on the job as Burien’s new city manager for only four months, yet this has afforded him more than enough time to become bullish on the city’s future…

Burien City Council slates Sept. 27 public meeting on city’s economy

Burien City Council slates Sept. 27 public meeting on city’s economy

by Jack Mayne For several weeks, the Burien City Council has been meeting almost weekly to hash out a draft of the community’s economic development plan to be presented to and debated at a public meeting... [Read more]