Closed for business: Seattle companies are leaving town as politicians enact more and more regulations

Seattle’s business climate is at a demonstrable, palpable tipping point. John Carlson finds numerous examples of business owners who say they’re fed up with the $15 minimum wage plan, mandatory paid sick leave, bus-only lanes for Metro and a possible ‘head tax’ on every employee in the city to pay for Metro bus service. Now, Pike Place Market merchants are saying they won’t be able to absorb the $15 minimum wage if it’s enacted.