One of America’s famed music capitals, home of Soul, the Blues and Rock n’ Roll, Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee’s major cities. But with a population of over 650,000, it’s actually the largest city in the state and the third-largest in the Southeastern U.S. Memphis’ unique energy isn’t only found in the city’s music venues, however: vendors that are looking to find work with the City of Memphis can also find many contract opportunities, suited to businesses both large and small.
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One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston has consistently been a world leader in innovation, education and entrepreneurship. With a population of over 650,000, Boston is the largest city in both Massachusetts and New England, and is the twenty-third largest city in the nation. Also home to America’s first public school, today Boston serves 57,000 students in 145 schools and is home to some of the country’s top colleges and universities.
With a population of over 600,000, Washington D.C. is the twenty-second largest city in the United States. Every week, hundreds of thousands of people commute from Maryland and Virginia to the city for work, swelling Washington D.C.’s population from Monday to Friday.
Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina and second-largest in the Southeastern United States. With a population of 809,958, it is considered the third-fastest-growing city in the country and is America’s second-largest banking center. The Globalization and World Cities Research Network lists Charlotte as a “gamma-plus global city”, identifying Charlotte as an important contributor to the global economic system.
With a population of 684,451, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The eighteenth largest city in the nation, Seattle was ranked as the fastest-growing city in the U.S. in 2013; today it remains in the top five. In the nineteenth century Seattle was known as America’s shipbuilding center and was one of the West coast’s few commercial hubs. During World War II the city evolved into a center for aircraft manufacturing partly thanks to the presence of the Boeing corporation and, by the 80s, Seattle became a technology center after Microsoft chose to build its headquarters in the city (followed by Amazon in the 90s). Thanks to progressive government policies and an ongoing effort to develop a green economy, Seattle is considered America’s number one “smarter city”.
Home to more than 800,000 residents, Jacksonville, Florida is the 12th most populous city in the United States. Jacksonville is a consolidated city/county government integrated with Duval County; as a result, Jacksonville is technically the largest city by area in the U.S. at 874.3 square miles and boasts a metropolitan population of 1,573,606, the fourth largest in Florida after Miami, Tampa and Orlando.
Earth’s oceans are a vital part of the environment: not only do they contain 97% percent of the planet’s livable habitat and act as a home to more than seven hundred different species, but our oceans generate half of the oxygen humans breathe while absorbing 30% of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.[i] Considering that the oceans have such a huge impact on the environment and our lives, it’s shocking to discover that only one percent of ocean areas are protected by law.
Phoenix is the largest city in Arizona and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with a population of 1.56 million people. Phoenix is also the only state capital with more than one million residents, making it the most populous capital in the U.S.
“The United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for Veterans of any nation around the world.”[i] The concept of Veteran’s assistance can be traced back to 1636 when the first Pilgrims, then at war with the Pequot Indians, passed a law stating soldiers who became disabled in the war should be supported in the aftermath of the conflict.i Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides services to more than 27 million Veterans. The Department is made up of 152 hospitals, 800 community-based outpatient clinics, 126 nursing home care units, 35 domiciliaries and 147 national cemeteries located around the United States.
Philadelphia is the fifth-largest city in the U.S., with an estimated population of 1.6 million in 2014. Philadelphia is the top international study destination for higher education and is considered an educational and economic hub; it has the eighth largest school district in the United States, with 142,266 students attending 218 public schools and 86 charter schools.