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Volume 25, Number 3
November 18, 2017
The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster
Forecast and Commentary by Dick Conway and Doug Pedersen

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Over the past 25 years, Dick Conway and Doug Pedersen have conducted more than 300 economic studies. This work has been published in newspapers, magazines, economic journals, books, and technical reports.

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The Microsoft Economic Impact Study
Sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, this study estimates the company's impact on Washington State and King County, including the impact from stock option income and capital expenditures. In 1995, Microsoft's direct and indirect impact on Washington amounted to 66,140 jobs (2.1 percent of total state employment). An addendum reports updated findings from a 2001 study.