2018 Stimulus Still Visible in Forecast

The past 30 days have been exciting between major news regarding and impacting Amazon and Boeing and continuing developments in policy at both the federal and state level there has been most things to consider as we construct and analyze the forecast. We wish this was all there is to consider but the list of things to watch continues to make it complicated. This quarter, we see a small uptick in our key metrics despite background noise that is making some nervous. In the pages ahead we explore: the retail apocalypse, the quickly swinging housing indexes and the economics of traffic. In addition, we look at the rise in online retail employment and the greater Washington State forecast.

Volume: 27 - Number: 1

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Special Topic Title: Is Traffic Real?


  • Hart Hodges
  • Josh Grandbouche
  • James McCafferty