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For Today

Unpacking the Myths of Free Trade

Last January marked the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, which invites us to consider its effect on American manufacturing, workforce, and agriculture. Take the substantial impact of increasing trade with Canada and Mexico to $1.2 trillion, for instance.

The panel is lead by former Michigan congressman David Bonior (a NAFTA detractor during the early Clinton years), who will tackle the landmark agreement, its impacts, and how the monumental legislation has influenced Washington’s transpacific trade politics.

The panel is moderated by the Seattle Globalist’s Signe Predmore and will focus on Washington’s current economy, trade politics, and the future of free trade.

Unpacking the Myths of Free Trade, Mon, Mar 23, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Tuesday

What the UK Elections Mean for Washington Businesses

Why might the UK general elections be on our radar in Seattle? Tuesday afternoon's panel, put on by the Trade Development Alliance, is geared toward discussing issues such as the deficit, health care, immigrationand how the elections may impact greater Seattle and Washington state companies.

Panelists include CameoWorks founder Deanna Oppenheimer, Wurts and Associates managing director Ian Toner, and UW JSIS visiting scholar Kristian Coates Ulrichsen. If you need more coaxing, there will be wine and popcorn available to help you power through.  

UK Elections: Potential Impact on the Economy, EU, and Washington State Businesses, Tue, Mar 24, 4pm, Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce, 1301 Fifth Ave, Ste 1500, $10

Advance Notice for March 30

Parklet and Streatery Application Deadline

Live or own a business in a dense neighborhood? Looking to open up a little space? Try applying for a parklet or a streatery.

A parklet takes a few on-street parking spots and opens them to the public in potentially fun and functional ways. Think a few tables, a little greenery, a Ping-Pong table. Why not?
And the city's parklet program has been expanded to include street eateries, giving restaurants the opportunity  have outdoor table service in the place of parked cars. 

The deadline to fill out a parklet/streatery application has been extended to Monday, March 30.

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