Seattle faces the question of how much left-leaning policy toward business the golden goose can handle. As I’ve been warning for nearly 10 years, cities around the world want to take our economic assets. Even some on the Eastside would love to see the city stumble and help those suburbs regain their ascendancy. The big exclamation point came when Amazon announced on Sept. 7 that it would build a second headquarters, “to be a full equal” of Seattle.
Are you part of the less mobile America? Please vote. Stay for the top links and Econ Haiku. The Census Bureau reports two facts about American mobility: Millennials and younger people are moving less and older baby boomers are moving slightly more after the Great Recession, according to the Wall Street Journal. The past decade has been the least mobile in the 70 years the government has been tracking the statistic.
One of the most fundamental competitive tools for landing any high-tech headquarters is underperforming in many U.S. metro areas. Seattle mayoral candidate Cary Moon has said she would push to make municipal broadband a reality. Her rival, Jenny Durkan, gave the Urbanist a more ambiguous answer. But Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue already ranks 22nd out of 100 metro areas in broadband availability and adoption. More competition and better access for more people would help, but not be economically decisive.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".