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Seattle - The Rise of the next global innovation hub

Over the last several years I have been studying the Seattle innovation economy, it's history, and a snapshot of where we are today. Seattle has come a long way, but has a ways to go before it can claim the mantle of a global innovation center. Here is a bulleted summary. A Brief History Of Seattle’s Innovation Economy 1851 – Seattle is founded by the Denny Party Scouts 1852 – Henry Yesler builds steam sawmill and becomes first Seattle Millionaire. Seattle dominates lumber industry. WWI – Rise of Maritime and ship building industries 1916 – Boeing Company Founded leading to major aerospace industry 1962 – World’s Fair brings 10 million people to Seattle, and leaves behind t

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