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Seattle

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Raabia Budhwani

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Double click anywhere & add an idea Expand container ports An Agenda for Prosperity: Seattle, Washingon Edward Ng Joy Kwong Raabia Budhwani Richard Marshalian 15th largest MSA in the US
23.3% 13.2% Seattle Bellevue Tacoma Everett Social Issues

2nd highest property crime rates
compared to "peer regions"
"Freeattle" homeless phenomenon Computer and mathematical science, architecture and engineering, and life, physical, and social science are overrepresented. The region has comparative advantage in computer and mathematical science, architecture and engineering, and life, physical and social sciences... Plus a few others! Boeing + 45 other small companies Other Occupations

Tapers (5.4 LQ)
Urban and Regional Planners (3.5 LQ)
Landscape Architects (3.3 LQ) The more you learn, the more you earn,
and most likely have work! The Maritime sector is composed of businesses that are engaged in ship building and repair, marine goods and services, seafood processing, cold storage, marine construction, and water transportation
SeaTac has an intake of 2 million containers a year and is the 3rd largest port in US
1/5 jobs in Washington are dependent on imports and exports IT sector ranks second to the Silicon Valley in concentration of software programmers and engineers
5th largest biotechnology and medical cluster in the nation Recommendations Lower Current Business and Occupancy (B&O) Tax from Washington’s 50.1% down to US average of 43.6%
Lower Current Business and Occupancy (B&O) Tax from Washington’s 50.1% down to US average of 43.6% Expand the port, investing in rail and road linkage to facilitate transport of goods Keep housing affordable State Level Recommendation Modify existing growth management strategies to remove barriers. Current Policies City level recommendation City level recommendation
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