Seattle is booming--and has been. Although dethroned from its "fastest growing" title, it's still up there...tied with Fort Worth behind Austin and Denver. According to Redfin, the number of San Francisco residents searching for Seattle homes has quadrupled over the past four years. This hotbed of growth is attracting innovators from all over, and there's a new media company in town committed to tell us all about it. Even more than that...committed to not only reporting on trends, but helping to predict and impact them. That company is Scout, co-founded by Crosscut's Berit Anderson. Having just exceeded their Kickstarter goal, Scout is still tucked behind the scenes getting ready to launch. Their mandate--"accelerating the creation of a better future through stories, conversations, and prototypes." Or, as their Kickstarter campaign described, "Near Term Science Fiction and Investigative Reporting." Go to joinscout.com to sign up for their newsletter.