Downtown Seattle is showing unexpected signs of life. In Washington state, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that applications to start new businesses are up 41% in the first three months of 2021, compared to a year ago. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Danny Westneat

Seattle really is ‘CRAZYTOWN’ — and it will be our salvation after a rough year

Maybe no city got slammed by more bad press coverage in the past year than Seattle, with a focus especially from conservative media on businesses fleeing a liberal city. But less explored is all the crazy hopeful people here who don't believe the negative hype, and so are opening new ones.

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