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October 20, 5:22 PM click here to comment > 1

Brooks Sports and Skanska bring 300 new jobs to Seattle

Today we welcomed Brooks Sports, Inc as they announced that they would be moving their corporate offices to 3400 Stone Way. The move will bring 300 new jobs to Seattle and provide a new influx of shoppers and diners to local businesses in Fremont and Wallingford. The new building, being constructed by Skanska USA Commercial Development, will be deep green, and builders are participating in the City’s Living Building Pilot Program which sets high goals for water and energy use reductions.

This is the second building to take part in the Living Building Pilot Program, and the first to do so at a market rate. This project will help demonstrate that deep green building can be accessible to all types of businesses, at market rates.

Brooks Sports’ decision to locate in Seattle means 300 new jobs. It also shows that Seattle has what it takes to attract significant new investment even in these tough economic times. Through our Seattle Jobs Plan, we are investing in neighborhood business districts. We know that companies like Brooks and their employees are attracted to our neighborhoods because they are vibrant places with arts, culture, nightlife and active streets.

We need to pull all the elements together to create complete neighborhoods, with access to good transit, walkable business districts, next-generation infrastructure, and a well-educated and supported workforce to attract business like Brooks Sports to Seattle. That’s our competitive advantage. That’s what has and will continue to attract business and jobs to Seattle.

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Posted by: Words: April Thomas, Pictures: Jen Nance

Comments

Comment from Judith Hance
Time October 25, 2011 at 10:15 am

I pray that my small neighborhood remains “incomplete.” Part of the joy of living in Seattle is beautiful views, light, and quiet in many neighborhoods where folks have chosen to purchase homes. This huge building in Fremont will not only interfere with all of these, but make it even less likely that people in other parts of the city will visit Fremont to shop or walk around, due to even less parking available. Not all of us can get where we want to go by public transit.