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Jon Talton

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February 3, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Advanced industries: The news is promising and scary

The most arresting finding in a new report on advanced industries in the United States is that employment in these fields has been stagnant since 1980. First, though, a little sugar. The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area ranks very well in the new Brookings Institution report. Using 2013 data, we were: No. 2 out of 100 metros in advanced…


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