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Regional City and Network City: Portland and Seattle in the Twentieth Century
Western Historical Quarterly
  • Carl Abbott, Portland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-1-1992
Subjects
  • Regional economics -- Pacific Northwest,
  • Economic history -- Seattle (Wash.),
  • Economic history -- Portland (Or.)
Abstract
Although 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]
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DOI
10.2307/971508
Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/8530
Citation Information
Abbott, 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.