Seattle is full of entrepreneurs, out-side of the box people with great ideas. Although unemployment is still high Seattle continues to thrive.
2. Seattle, Wash.
Rain City? We’d say Brain City. Home to a well-educated workforce, a world-class research university, über innovators Microsoft, Amazon and Boeing, and a host of risk-taking, garage-tinkering entrepreneurs, Seattle crackles with creative energy. “We only have two products here: smart people and great ideas,” says Mark Emmert, president of the University of Washington.
Seattle is revising its tax, zoning and permit policies to make them more business-friendly. Meanwhile, this sophisticated Pacific Rim city has other qualities to recommend it, including great food, a glorious setting, an outdoorsy culture, and, yes, enough rain to keep the locals’ complexions looking dewy.
City of Seattle Ranks #2 Best Cities of the Next Decade
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