Posts Tagged ‘Federal Way’

Originally published in the South County Journal, February 11, 1997

Continental Industries wants to put local trades people to work

By Mike Archbold
Journal Reporter

BLACK DIAMOND — This small South County town may get its first industry in decades if the city and a Federal Way maker of modular buildings can agree on land-use issues.

Continental Industries, which makes modular homes for rural Alaska, would like to expand to 6 acres along State Route 169 in north Black Diamond, the president of the company said yesterday. (more…)

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Originally published in The News Tribune, January 16, 1995

Assessed property value climbing in remote areas

By Kevin Ebi
The News Tribune

Randy Hopper was transferred to his firm’s Tukwila office from San Diego, but he and his family have chosen to live in an Enumclaw subdivision to get away from the problems of city living. (Peter Haley/The News Tribune)

Last year, Randy Hopper received more than a promotion.

He got a new quality of life.

The promotion took his family from the bright lights of San Diego to the rural life of Enumclaw.

Hopper, who didn’t want his job or employer revealed, is part of a trend being seen in Enumclaw and other rural cities in the county. It’s a trend of growth.

Even though the King County real estate boom ended in 1990, areas such as Black Diamond, Carnation, Duvall, Enumclaw, and North Bend continue to grow in value. (more…)

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