About Seattle

Amy Guillen, Brittney Moorer, Maddy Humble

The amazing Seattle is located in Washington. It is ranked as number nine on the Forbes list of best places for careers and businesses. According to the latest census data, Seattle's population grew by eight percent over the last decade. It's up to a total population of 608,660. All of the opportunities lead to growth of the city.

The major current industry would be Seattle's ports. Today, the Port of Seattle supports four mega-terminals and is a major West Coast container port. Sea-Tac Airport handles 32 million passengers a year and serves 25 airline and cargo ships. The cruise business has grown from a few sporadic cruise ship calls to more than 200 calls annually at two cruise terminals. At the same time the Port has become a leader in environmental stewardship, focusing on improved air quality, water quality, habitat restoration and conservation, and connects the public to the waterfront through more than 20 parks and access sites.

As we head into a second century of operation, the Port of Seattle is a leading center for trade, transportation and tourism, generating nearly 200,000 jobs, and billions of dollars in business and tax revenues each year. That's how it affect the economy and the people of Seattle. There’s little need for a car, so there’s an economic incentive to settle on. Arts, entertainment, and jobs at multiple pay grades all contribute to Capitol Hill’s popularity.

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