If you haven't been on the north end of town in a while, I'll show you:
Schweitzer Engineering Labs' new corporate headquarters and conference center, 168 new jobs
Schweitzer Engineering Labs' manufacturing expansion, 300 new jobs
Isothermal Systems Research's expansion, 31 new jobs
Of course, this is great for Pullman, as these businesses will pay property, B&O, and other taxes.
The flip side is that Washington has no income tax and half of those 500 new workers won't live or shop in Pullman, sending their property and sales taxes somewhere else.
Pullman desperately needs to continue its housing growth and add more retail options to capture the full benefit of these new jobs.