A boomtown gone bust, Everett’s economy has been in the toilet for years. A hit on the Seattle City Records during the Crash of ’64 erased major segments of land ownership records for the district, creating a bureaucratic nightmare that is still being sorted out. Several corporations that tried to resolve their differences over the matter in court have bankrupted themselves from the legal costs. A squatting explosion has also taken place in Everett,as much of the disputed property remains abandoned for the homeless—or anyone needing a quiet safe house—to occupy.
With Puget Sound on one side and the Salish border on the other, Everett is a hub for smuggling operations in Seattle. Everett’s docks are prime syndicate real estate, and each is constantly working to expand its hold on the trade at the expense of its rivals. The Salish have recently increased their patrols along Everett to counter an increased rate of unauthorized border crossings.
Aside from a major Federated Boeing construction facility, the major feature in this district is the Everett Naval Shipyards—the only UCAS naval facility on the Pacific—and the UCAS naval carrier group it services. The Salish keep an especially close eye on activities here, as do a number of spies working for other foreign governments and extraterritorial corporations. Runs to infiltrate the base are uncommon due to tight military security, but jobs to monitor comings and goings from the base are always available.