The Office of Economic Development’s Daily Digest is a daily resource for business people. Here are three of our most clicked through stories for the week of May 12.
SEATTLE VIEW RESTAURANTS WORTH EATING IN
At the kickoff to visitor season, here is a list of with a view restaurants where it’s safe to bring an appetite. No matter how kind your out-of-town houseguests are, they want some of the fabled Northwest food and a killer Seattle view. Restaurants include: Marination Ma Kai in West Seattle, offering a full-frontal display of Seattle’s skyline and great Hawaiian fusion sandwiches like the Pork Katsu. Six Seven at the Edgewater features busy but thoughtful preparations, along with tables outside, practically inside the sunset. Canlis, offering a fabled view eastward over Lake Union.
TRENDS IN BACHELOR’S DEGREES AWARDED FROM 1970 TO 2011
Thirty years ago, the most common four-year college major was business. The same was true in 2011. But the share of bachelor’s degrees awarded has shifted as NPR’s Planet Money blog visualizes in a new interactive graphic. Highlights include: Business majors, which include accounting, marketing, operations and real estate, grew even more popular over the past several decades. The education degree saw a dramatic decline, falling from 21 percent of all graduates in 1970 to just 6 percent in 2011. The health care sector added jobs month after month, even when jobs were disappearing elsewhere in the economy. Planet Money’s graphic shows the share of bachelor’s degrees by field from 1970 to 2011, using data from the National Center for Education Statistics.
THE BEST CITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS
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