Regional City and Network City: Portland and Seattle in the Twentieth CenturyWestern Historical Quarterly
- Regional economics -- Pacific Northwest,
- Economic history -- Seattle (Wash.),
- Economic history -- Portland (Or.)
AbstractAlthough Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, have comparable early histories, similar economic bases, and parallel demographic profiles, their responses to the rise of a global economy in the 20th century differ. Both were regional capitals in the first half of the century. Since then, however, Portland has kept its traditional role and has gained ground as a regional capital, while Seattle has become a network city transferring goods, services, and ideas reaching beyond the Pacific Northwest. [Western History Association best article award for 1993]
Citation InformationAbbott, C. Regional City and Network City: Portland and Seattle in the Twentieth Century. The Western Historical Quarterly , Vol. 23, No. 3 (Aug., 1992), pp. 293-322.