Seattle is the nation’s second-best tech market, but remains a second tier startup city. An inside look at three initiatives trying to change that.

Seattle’s geek influx seems to be causing a “disturbance in the force.” The New York Times’ Timothy Egan worries that Amazon has become “a large foreign presence growing inside us.” At risk, old-timers say, is Seattle’s very identity as a culturally rich, economically diverse city.