As a service to the Seattle business community, the Office of Economic Development curates a daily business news blast, Daily Digest. As a new trial feature on Bottom Line, we’ll be posting a handful of stories from the Daily Digest every day. This sampling is demonstrative of the incredible breadth of business activity going on every day in Seattle and in the region.
Seattle is U.S.’s 4th-most bike friendly city
Puget Sound Business Journal
The magazine rated cities with 100,000 or more people and used statistics such as numbers of bike lanes and routes, bike racks, city bike projects, number of biking commuters, cycling clubs, cycling events, bike shops and other factors.
City of Seattle, community join forces to grow food on urban rooftops
Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle City Council declared 2010 “The Year of Urban Agriculture.” Already, unusual agriculture is sprouting up in the urban core. A Belltown apartment complex recently installed a 40 square foot rooftop garden.
Fremont’s Institute for Systems Biology is suddenly a force
Although less well known than Seattle powerhouses like the University of Washington or the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Fremont’s Institute for Systems Biology recently bested all U.S. research labs in a recent ranking of scientific clout.