The significance of Seattle, the Saudi Crown Prince’s fourth US stop

The city thrives on a variety of industries, including trade and tourism, hence leaving its mark on the US economy. (Shutterstock)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Seattle on Friday, where he is set to spend a few days discussing joint partnerships between the kingdom and the United States.

Seattle is considered one of the major cities of Washington State, is approximately 370 square kilometers and home to the biggest global companies.

The city thrives on a variety of industries, including trade and tourism, hence leaving its mark on the US economy.

Seattle, which is the biggest American city overlooking the Pacific Ocean, north of San Francisco, is considered the major trade gateway to Asia, as it has the eighth biggest port in the United States and the ninth in the world.

Seattle Port is considered a major mobilizer for the economy, where companies like Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Nintendo and Costco are established.

Seattle’s economy also relies on a mix of old and new industries, such as information technologies, services and eco-friendly technologies.

Its moderate weather and green areas turned it to a touristic attraction, leading it to win sixteenth place among the world’s most natural places in 2006.

Seattle is also home to Washington University, one of the most prestigious and biggest in the United States.

One of its major land marks is the Space Needle, which is a unique and distinguished tower.
 

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