Nicknamed both ‘The Emerald City’ (evergreen forests) and ‘Jet City’ given the local influence of Boeing. Over 800 aerospace firms call Seattle home as do thousands of ICT companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia and the burgeoning startup scene. Seattle has one of the largest life science clusters in the U.S. and is home to the third largest container complex in the country. ‘Seattleites’ have a (snobbish) reputation for their heavy coffee consumption. Starbucks, Tully’s and thousands of coffee houses were either founded here or proudly call Seattle home.