Life In The Emerald City
In addition to its rich business environment, Seattle has a thriving and dynamic cultural history. And businesses in these areas are always looking for ways to improve their appearance and expand.
Seattle is well-known for being the birthplace of the 1990’s music genre, Grunge. Groups such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Mudhoney started in Seattle, staking their claim on rock ‘n’ roll history. Other musical talents to arise from here include jazz saxophonist Kenny G, classic rock legends Heart and Queensrÿche, and alternative rock bands like Foo Fighters and Death Cab for Cutie. Many of these bands are still active and touring today.
Ballets, symphonies and Broadway-type theatre shows can be found throughout Seattle. The city hosts a 24-day film festival. Jazz nightclubs abound through the Chinatown district, and the Seattle jazz scene is credited for launching the early careers of icons such as Ray Charles and Quincy Jones.
Music aside, sporting goods businesses thrive here as well. Seattle’s nickname “The Emerald City” comes from the evergreens that surround the area. This gave birth to recreational companies that allow visitors to explore the nearby Mt. Rainer. Seattle boasts a very pleasant climate, despite the city’s well-known rainy disposition. Most consider the rain to be a fact of life, and many view Seattle’s weather as ideal. The area sees relatively few snowstorms and heatwaves in the summer months, where the average daily high is in the temperate 70s.