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August 17, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Seattle ranked #2 among global cities for economic development

Click to enlarge (Source: Martin Prosperity Institute)

Click to enlarge (Source: Martin Prosperity Institute)

According to a new report from the University of Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute, Seattle is the second-best performing urban area in the world for economic development.

Researchers scored 61 global cities on a wide range of criteria which were divided into four categories: talent, technology, tolerance, and quality of place. Seattle was one of just eight cities to receive an A grade, and our overall score of 87.5  was second only to Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada.

Seattle scored best in the technology and quality of place categories, receiving an A+ grade overall for both. Our worst category was tolerance, with a B+ overall grade — while we aced civil rights, we got dinged with a C in religious diversity.

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