10 Great Reasons to Choose Washington

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An Inspirational Lifestyle

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800 multinational firms are in Washington.
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Getting Around

Washington State is easy to get to and easy to get around.

Washington State: Building Business Legends

The birthplace of such legendary businesses as Amazon, Boeing, Costco, Expedia, Microsoft, Nordstrom, PACCAR, REI and Starbucks, Washington State offers businesses, site selectors and investors a critical mass of highly skilled workers in the aerospace, agriculture, clean technology, information & communication technology (ICT), forest products, life science/global health and maritime sectors. Our culture of creativity and collaboration brought the world the age of jet travel, spawned an international coffee culture with a language all its own, built digital empires out of slivers of silicon and strings of binary code, and in the process, fundamentally changed the way people around the world shop, travel, eat, drink, relax, dress and think.

 

The cream of the crop.

One of the largest dairy co-ops in the U.S., Darigold is a locally loved favorite of families throughout the greater Pacific Northwest. More than 450 family farms supply the company with dairy products, something they have done for more than a century.

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In The News…

5G lab is state’s newest IPZ.

Sponsored by the city of Bellevue, the 5G Open Innovation Lab is Washington’s newest Innovation Partnership Zone.  The new zone will serve as a global hub for the development of next generation 5G mobile networks and technology. Partners in the new IPZ include the...

New Bremerton project is in the Zone.

Marina Square, a new mixed-use waterfront development in Bremerton, has been awarded GlobeSt.com’s 2019 ADAPT Award for top economic revitalization and social impact project. The new development is located in one of Washington’s 139 Opportunity Zones. The project...

Washington receives $900,000 in STEP funds.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded the Department of Commerce an eighth year of funding to help state small businesses grow through exporting. The $900,000 grant, part of the SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), is the highest and maximum...

An electrifying development.

Washington State has a bold goal of relying on 100% clean energy by 2045. To help us get there, Vigor will be laying the keel for the first of five new 144-car Olympic-class ferries for the Washington State Ferry system. The new ferries will be hybrid-electric,...

National lab to run battery of tests.

The Energizer Bunny used to be the poster child for energy storage. But now, thanks to a significant infusion of federal and state funding, Washington State is taking the lead in large-scale energy storage.While small projects around the state have already proven...

Something fishy is going on here.

Social media has been losing its mind over the salmon cannon. Not only is it a thing, but it’s a uniquely Washington thing, cooked up by Whooshh Innovations in Seattle.The darling of Twitter, YouTube and late night talk shows, the salmon cannon offers a safe way...

Denso comes to Washington State.

Global mobility giant Denso has quietly opened its new research and development office across from Amazon’s headquarters in downtown Seattle. The company plans to partner with regional technology companies and universities to develop cloud computing technologies,...

CLT passes test and is off to University.

Katerra's high volume cross-laminated-timber (CLT) factory has passed its first test, meeting all the 2018 International Building Code requirements for structural, fire and acoustics. The 270,000 square foot factory in Spokane Valley can now move onto delivering 500...

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