Thursday, October 04, 2007
Digital Journal - Seattle buzzes after bust: diversification, education: "Seattle also promotes its location as being in the middle of the Asia-Pacific market. New routes over the North Pole make Tokyo only a nine-hour flight. Already, one in three jobs in the region depends on international trade. Philanthropy could be the next growth engine: The multibillion-dollar Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest philanthropic organization, is building its headquarters in Seattle."