5 Things – May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019

5 Things


1. Tolls Are Here to Stay
In the final hours of the legislative session, lawmakers voted to make tolls on I-405 permanent. They also approved a plan to bond these toll revenues, which would keep them in place for at least another 25 years. Learn about the plan and how it will affect your commute.
2. Commercial Office Roundup
How is the Eastside performing compared to our neighboring markets? Get the scoop on what’s in the pipeline and how the Puget Sound area will be impacted by more office construction in Kidder Mathews’ Q1 real estate market review.
3. Bellevue YEA! Student Places Second
We’re thrilled to announce that Nir Pechuk, CEO of Extentek won 2nd prize at the YEA! Saunders Scholars National Competition. Nir, a seventh grader at Redmond Middle School, wowed the judges when he pitched his product that helps blind and visually impaired people pour any substance into a container without over-pouring.
4. Congratulations to The Riveter!
The Riveter is moving at a fast pace, opening co-working spaces around the country. This all-female founded company focuses on promoting business equality for everyone. Last week, the Riveter was awarded the
Startup of the Year
at the Geekwire Awards.  
5. The Tech Effect – Seeing is Believing
How does the tech boom impact housing prices? Take a look at what Zillow discovered when combining their housing data with the Census Bureau’s.
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