This inaugural year report was produced for the new Seattle Economic Development Commission. The Commission was formed in 2013 to provide expertise outside government to inform the City’s economic decision-making and help in the execution of major initiatives essential to successful long-term economic development. The initial charge was to establish a strong vision that advances the economic vitality in Seattle, encouraging innovation and supporting business formation, retention and expansion. Betty Hageman provided creative design and layout, and the two publications received an Excellence Award from the Society for Technical Communications.