The Seattle Times

MARCUS YAM / The Seattle Times
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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

To compete and thrive, Seattle strives for global status

Over just a few generations, Seattle has grown from a pioneer settlement to the largest metropolitan area in the Pacific Northwest. As the city named after Chief Sealth looks forward to its place on the world stage of technology and trade, it also looks to its past, considering which parts of its identity it is willing to sacrifice — if any — in order to become a truly global city.