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Next50 Commerce

COMMERCE & THE INNOVATION ECONOMY | September 1 - 30, 2012
The Pacific Northwest has embraced the knowledge-based economy to complement our entrepreneurship and iconic leaders in coffee, software and airplanes - all building the new economy. 
Rich natural resources and the Klondike Gold Rush buoyed Seattle’s early economy. Boeing made it a center of aerospace and a strong port forged Pacific Rim trading relationships. The city now embraces the knowledge-based economy. Entrepreneurship has produced homegrown corporate icons alongside industry-leading smaller companies. Beyond airplanes, software and coffee, the celebration will showcase the strong undercurrent of exciting business activity that’s helping to build the next new economy.
What industry sectors will drive our regional economy in the future?  In what fields will the next generation of workers find its livlihood?  The Next Fifty Job Fair of the Future offers a glimpse into the areas of innovation and growth, allowing young people to explore their future career possibilities.


Seattle Monorail

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Bartell Drugs
City of Seattle
Seattle Center Foundation
Coca-ColaAlaska AirlinesT-MobileWorldMark by Windham
Seattle Center Seattle Center creates exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. City of Seattle
Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor, City of Seattle
Director Robert Nellams, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109