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NORTHWEST NOW 2022  - 2023

John Keister

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Northwest Now

Pierce County Economy 2023


Pierce County Economy - Our annual checkup of the Pierce County Economy featuring an interview with the new President of the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, Andrea Reay, and a look at a local maritime business that's helping by hiring skilled workers at the Port of Tacoma.

Meet Host Tom Layson

Tom Layson is KBTC's Managing Editor and worked in Yakima, Terre Haute, Louisville, Sacramento, Columbus and New York-New Jersey. Tom anchored 13 hours of live coverage in the NY/NJ market during 9-11 - just one example of the many thousands of hours he’s been on set or in the field covering politics, natural disasters, courts and crime, economic development, personal finance and the environment over the past 38 years. Tom grew up in the Maple Valley area and is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University.

About Northwest Now:

Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs television show hosted by veteran journalist Tom Layson.  Every week we take a closer look at the issues and people who are part of Western Washington.  Join us every Friday night at 7:30 on KBTC. You can see past editions of Northwest Now below. 


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