Thursday, August 27, 2015
More Good Economic News
The City Of Seattle was one of 25 cities to win the Business Administration's competition as a "Start-Up City," and will receive funds to develop tools that will make business permitting so straightforward that entrepreneurs can "startup in a day."
In addition to that honor, the Global StartUp Ecosystem report recently ranked Seattle number 8 in the list of top twenty cities in which to do a start-up, out-ranking both Berlin and Paris for that honor.
WalletHub recently named Seattle #6 on the list of 150 most educated cities. Seattle was also named the number one city in the country for jobs by WalletHub.
Inc. magazine reports that Seattle is in the top ten cities (#7) where small businesses with fewer than 99 employees thrive. Austin, TX is number one on their list.
Washington state added 15,300 new construction jobs between July 2014 and July 2015, according to a new report by the Association of General Contractors of America. Only two states — California and Florida — added more construction jobs during the same period.
Trulia list of 2015's Hot Housing Markets to Watch ranked Seattle as number 10.
Seattle is a perennial favorite on Top Ten lists - and it is easy to see why!