Dick Conway http://kplu.org en Economist: 'We Owe 51 Percent Of The Boeing Machinists A Big Thank You' http://kplu.org/post/economist-we-owe-51-percent-boeing-machinists-big-thank-you <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regional economist Dick Conway says even though we have lots of big, vibrant companies in the Puget Sound area these days, our economy still rises and falls with the fortunes of one, a certain aerospace giant.</span></p><p>And that's why he says it's so critical that Boeing's&nbsp;777x jet will be built in Washington state after members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted narrowly to accept a contract extension. They agreed to cuts in hard-fought retirement and health benefits to preserve those jobs.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:31:36 +0000 Ashley Gross 12674 at http://kplu.org Economist: 'We Owe 51 Percent Of The Boeing Machinists A Big Thank You' Puget Sound economy bouncing back faster than the U.S. http://kplu.org/post/puget-sound-economy-bouncing-back-faster-us <p>There have been a few glimmers of hope lately for the U.S. economy, such as a better-than-expected jobs report. But local economist Dick Conway&nbsp; says there&rsquo;s even more reason for optimism for the Puget Sound region.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 5933 at http://kplu.org Improving economy predicted for the Puget Sound http://kplu.org/post/improving-economy-predicted-puget-sound <p><span>&quot;It is a sunny day, with some clouds,&quot; says </span><span><a href="http://www.economicforecaster.com/aboutus/dickconway.php">Dick Conway</a>, a Puget Sound Economic Forecaster. </span><span>&quot;The more I study the Puget Sound economy, the more I am struck by the fact that the more it changes, the more it stays the same.&quot;</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:19:57 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3694 at http://kplu.org Improving economy predicted for the Puget Sound