The Arc Of The Pacific: 1958-2000
BY ARTHUR B. FOYE Partner, Executive Office
Presented before the Delta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi at the Washington Athletic Club, Seattle—May 1958
THOSE in this room should be deeply interested in and deeply concerned
with the areas bordering the Pacific Ocean—especially with what the future may hold in store. Many of you can look forward
to seeing the twenty-first century. Let us look at this Arc of the Pacific.
What of our own Pacific Coast?
Conservative organizations have estimated the changes in population
between 1958 and 1975 will be:
Washington and Idaho 3,044,300 4,137,000
Oregon .. 1,820,000 2,700,000
California 15,456,000 25,838,000
Nevada 288,800 465,800
It is also estimated that the exceptional rate of growth on the Pacific Coast will continue until the year 2000. Therefore, if we project the population we would have in the year 2000:
Washington and Idaho 6,000,000
This growth will be largely a result of the greatly increased industrial and commercial activity on the Pacific Coast. Manufacturing will be more diversified and the development will be on a solid economic foundation.
In Washington and Oregon there will also be the impact on industry of the introduction of natural gas, of the abundance of fresh water, and of low-cost power.
What of the other areas in the eastern part of the Pacific Arc?