As the capital and most populous city in Georgia, Atlanta is home to more than 400,000 residents. The city’s metropolitan area represents the 8th largest economy in the United States and the 17th largest in the world, raking in $304 billion. Considered an Alpha World City by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, Atlanta is an important contributor to the global economy. In this article we’ll see how local vendors can find and bid on contracts with the city of Atlanta.
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Named an ‘All American City’ four times by the National Civic League, the city of Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and home to more than 40 percent of the state’s population. Anchorage enjoys a relatively stable economic climate and has not experienced the marked economic downturns that other U.S. states and cities have experienced during the most recent economic crisis. Transportation services, military, tourism and government are the largest economic sectors of economic activity in Anchorage making it an excellent place for businesses both big and small to do business with the public sector.
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.
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.