If Seattle Can Come Back . . .

Can Pittsburgh? The early 1970s in Seattle were grim, grim times.


2 Responses to "If Seattle Can Come Back . . ."

Amos_thePokerCat said... 2/01/2006 9:44 PM

If we get people moving here, then we will start to turn things around. Even with Boeing going thru booms, and busts, during the 70's, Seattle increased in population by about 200,000. All other deacades, 60s, 80s, 90s, Seattle has averaged around 325,000 to 380,000 moving there.

Of course, WA's business climate is ranked #9 by the Tax Foundation's Business Tax Climate Index. PA, #22.

Pete said... 2/02/2006 5:34 PM

Does Seattle's comeback have anything to do with the fact that it is a port city.

Historically, port cities have been more open to change, contained more diverse populations, etc.

Could geographic isolation have anything to do with this?

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