Kiplinger’s Personal Finance today ranked Seattle No. 2 in a feature on the “10 Best Cities for the Next Decade.”
Jane Bennett Clark of Kiplinger’s writes, “Home to a well-educated workforce, a world-class research university, and innovators Amazon, Boeing, and Microsoft, Seattle crackles with creative energy. Also thriving is the life-sciences industry, a staple of the Seattle business scene, thanks to the University of Washington’s billion-dollar-a-year research budget and a cluster of topflight medical and bioscience centers.”
The article highlights Seattle’s leadership in healthcare, clean technology, aerospace, and academic research and talks with University of Washington’s President Mark Emmert; Washington Global Health Alliance’s Executive Director Lisa Cohen; and the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development’s Acting Director Steve Johnson.
“Other areas have been deliberate in how economic development occurs…We’ve been more laissez-faire. We realized with this recession that our city and region need to be much more aggressive in business development,” Johnson says.
View Mayor McGinn’s press release here.
View the full Kiplinger’s article here.