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  • Seattle Top City For Online Donations Third Year In A Row
       USA Today, June, 2014

  • Seattle Ranked Seventh In Employment Satisfaction
       Glassdoor, June, 2014

  • Seattle Hotels Among Top Three In Travel Survey
       Business Wire, June, 2014

  • Census: Seattle Is The Fastest-Growing Big City In The U.S.
       Seattle Times, May, 2014

  • Seattle Has Highest Increase In Metro Job Growth For Small Businesses
       Wall Street Journal, April, 2014

  • Seattle Ranked 27 In America's New Brainpower Cities
       New Geography, April, 2014

  • Seattle Ranked Second Best City For Today's College Graduates
       CNBC, April, 2014

  • Seattle Ranked First In Tourism Social-Media Response Rate
       Skift, March, 2014

  • Seattle Is Seventh-Best To Find A Job
       Puget Sound Business Journal, March, 2014

  • Seattle Ranks Third For Women Entrepreneurs
       Geekwire, February, 2014

  • Seattle #5, Best Places To Live And Work As A Moviemaker
       Movie Maker, January, 2014

  • Seattle's Bullitt Center Named World's Greenest Building
       Seattle PI, January, 2014

  • Phinney Ridge Is Nation's Seventh-Hottest Market
       Puget Sound Business Journal, January, 2014

  • Seattle Ranks Third For Salary Growth In Fourth Quarter
       Geekwire, January, 2014

  • Seattle Jumps in Best-Performing Cities Ranking
       Geekwire, December, 2013

  • Welcome To Washington: The Most Innovative State In The U.S.
       Geekwire, December, 2013

  • Seattle Jumps in Best-Performing Cities Ranking
       Milken Institute, December, 2013

  • Seattle Named #1 Smartest City in North America
       Fast Company, November 14, 2013

  • Port of Seattle Lauded as 'Port of the Year'
       Pacific Maritime Online, September 30, 2013

  • Seattle Among Five Cities Where a Majority Don't Drive Alone to Work
       Seattle Times, September 24, 2013

  • Seattle One of Top U.S. Cities For Energy Efficiency
       KPLU, September 19, 2013

  • Seattle Ranks Number 2 for Overall Wage Growth Among Big U.S. Cities
       Atlantic Cities, September 6, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked 7th in U.S. Cities For World Trade
       Seattle PI, August 29, 2013

  • Seattle Only U.S. City in Internet Top 10 List City
       Future Cities Blog, August 28, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked 5th Best Tech Startup City
       Entrepreneur, August 21, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked 2nd in Top 61 Global Cities
       Martin Propensity Institute, August 16, 2013

  • Seattle in Top Ten Cities Where The 'American Dream' is Still Alive
       Entrepreneur, August 2, 2013

  • Seattle Ranks #5 Among Top 50 Metro Merchandise Trade Exporters
       Seattle Times, July 31, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked #3 for Job Satisfication in America
       Glassdoor, July 26, 2013

  • Seattle in Top 3 U.S. Markets for Office Space
       DJC, July 22, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked #10 Most Capital Dense Startup Center in U.S.
       INC., July 18, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked #7 of U.S. Cities in Number of STEM Graduates
       INC., July 13, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked 13th of World's Most Inventive Cities
       Forbes, July 11, 2013

  • Seattle in Top Ten Smartest Cities in America
       Seattle PI, June 28, 2013

  • Seattle Ranks First in Indie Music Sales
       GeekWire, June 25, 2013

  • Seattle Ranks Third in Employee Satisfaction
       GeekWire, June 21, 2013

  • Seattle Named Second Best City for Fresh College Graduates
       Nerd Wallet, June 17, 2013

  • Seattle Named Number 7 City for Bacon Lovers
       Estately,June 14, 2013

  • Seattle Parks Ranked 10th Best in the Nation
       Q13 Fox,June 11, 2013

  • Seattle Ranks as One of the Fastest Growing Small Business Cities
       Newsday, June 6, 2013

  • Seattle Earns Good Marks on Recovery Report Card
       Seattle Times, June 4, 2013

  • Seattle ranked #9, Washington Ranked #6 in Clean Tech Leadership Index
       Puget Sound Business Journal, June 4, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked Fourth-Best city to Work For a Small Business
       CardHub, June 4, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked Third in Most Gay-Friendly U.S. Cities
       NerdWallet, May 28, 2013

  • Seattle Ranks Third on List of Manufacturing Boomtowns.
       New Geography, May 15, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked Thirteenth of 200 Best-Performing Large Metro Areas.
       Atlantic Cities, April 29, 2013

  • Seattle Named Most-Liked U.S. City.
       KPLU, April 25, 2013

  • Seattle Ranks One of the Ten Best Cities to Find Employment.
       Forbes, April 22, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked Seventh-Best City to Start a Business.
      Nerd Wallet, April 22, 2013

  • Seattle Ninth-Best for 'Green' Homes.
      Puget Sound Business Journal, April 18, 2013

  • Seattle Ranks Second in Cities Financially Smart for Renters.
      Seattle PI, March 20, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked 3rd in Country's 2012 Office Sales Activity.
       Puget Sound Business Journal, February 27, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked 10th Best Center For Biosciences in the Nation.
       Seattle Times, February 26, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked 2nd Best City For Women Entrepreneurs.
       Seattle PI, February 25, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked Fifth on List of Best Cities for Good Jobs.
      Forbes, February 25, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked Seventh on Network World's List of Top Tech Towns.
      Puget Sound Business Journal, February 15, 2013

  • Seattle Ranks Second for Most Literate Cities in the U.S.
      Atlantic Cities, February 11, 2013

  • Pike/Pine Corridor Named One of America's Top ArtPlaces 2013.
      Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, February 3, 2013

  • Seattle Ranked as Number-Eight Moving Destination in the U.S.
       CBS News, January 25, 2013



  • Seattle 7th In Nation For Adding Private-Sector Jobs.
      Puget Sound Business Journal, December 14, 2012

  • Seattle Number 3 For Women Partners At Law Firms.
      Puget Sound Business Journal, December 13, 2012

  • Seattle Leads U.S. in LGBT Equality.
      The Atlantic Cities, December 4, 2012

  • Seattle 9th Best U.S. Market For Home Sellers.
      Puget Sound Business Journal, December 12, 2012

  • Seattle 3rd Smartest City in North America.
      Fast Coexist, December 2012

  • Seattle Had Fifth-Highest Job Growth in 2011.
      Puget Sound Business Journal, March 23, 2012

  • Seattle Ranked Tenth in Salaries Paid to Women.
      Forbes, January 20, 2012


  • Seattle Listed as Fourth Best City in America to be a Film Maker.
      MovieMaker, January 16, 2012



  • Seattle Named the Top City in America to be an Aspiring Film Maker.
      Film Industry Network, December 13, 2011


  • Seattle is the Best Place for Technology Jobs.
      Forbes, November 18, 2011

  • Seattle Ranks Sixth for Best U.S. Commercial Real Estate Market.
      Daily Journal of Commerce, November 10, 2011

  • Seattle Ranks Thirteenth in U.S. for Number of Businesses.
      Puget Sound Business Journal, November 1, 2011

  • Seattle is the Fourth Most-Innovative City in America.
      Seattle Times, October 18, 2011

  • Seattle Ranks as a Top 10 U.S. City for Young Adults.
      Puget Sound Business Journal, September 29, 2011

  • Seattle Ranked as Fifth Most Educated City in the Nation.
      Reuters, September 14, 2011

  • Seattle Ranked First Among America's Top Tech Cities by Scientific American Magazine.
      Geek Wire, August 22, 2011

  • Seattle Ranks Second in 'Super Green' Cities of America.
      Puget Sound Business Journal, August 4, 2011

  • Seattle Ranks Third in Nation on Vitality Index.
      Creative Cities, July 20, 2011

  • Seattle Ranks Fifth in Best Places to Start a Small Business.
      Fiscal Times, July 1, 2011

  • Seattle Ranks Thirteenth on Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers.
      Forbes, June 29, 2011

  • Seattle Ranked 21 in Top Cities for College Grads.
      Puget Sound Business Journal, June 1, 2011

  • Seattle Ranks Fifth in Top Ten Cleantech Cities in the U.S.
      Reuters, March 28, 2011

  • Seattle Ranks Seventh on World's 'Overall' Cities List.
      The Globe and Mail, March 26, 2011