10 Great Reasons to Choose Washington

The coffee’s not bad either.

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An Inspirational Lifestyle

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Invest in Your Future... And Ours

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, 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. 

As the global pandemic runs its course, Washington State is poised to recover more quickly than other parts of the United States. The state is fortunate to have built a diversified portfolio of high-growth industries over the decades, led by a flourishing technology sector and a well-earned reputation for groundbreaking creativity and innovation.


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The cover of the 2021 Site Selection Insert on Washington State

It’s easy to say a lot of wonderful things about a state you love and live in. But why not let someone else shine a light on us instead? Site Selection magazine put a whole publication together espousing our many charms and advantages. Frankly, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. And that’s saying something…

View the online edition here.

Ready to restart or rebuild?

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Our new Restart Academy offers you a wealth of knowledge to help you get your business back on track or to start a new one in the wake of a global pandemic and economic downturn. From moving forward to reinventing your business from the ground up, we’ve got you covered.

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 You’re welcome, Florida.

A favorite sport of retirees in the Sunshine State, Pickleball was the brainchild of Washington Congressman Joel Pritchard and his friends who blended badminton and tennis in their backyard. The name, by the way, came from the sport of crew racing, where the pickle boat was manned by oarsmen not selected for other teams.

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In The News…

Leavin’ on a spaceplane…

Commercial space has been growing by leaps and bounds in Washington State. Given the critical mass of aerospace, technology and advanced materials firms here looking for the next big thing, this shouldn’t come as too much surprise. Radian Aerospace is a great example....

You’re welcome Climate Pledge Arena.

The “new” Climate Pledge Arena opened to adoring fans and critics alike recently with great fanfare. The arena, home of the Seattle Kraken, is designed to be entirely sustainable. It even uses rainwater drained from the roof to create the ice on the rink. However, few...

Alice, an electrifying new aviation approach.

The word “audacious” could be used to describe Alice and the innovative aerospace industry in which the new electric plane is taking shape. Under construction just north of Seattle, Eviation’s new electric aircraft not only promises to up the game in zero-emission...

Washington’s own Captain Kirk.

If everything goes as planned between now and Sept. 15, Everett resident Christopher Sembroski will become part of space history.   One of four crew members aboard SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission, Christopher will be the first of a new generation of civilian astronauts,...

That’s a mighty big STEP!

Washington State received the lion’s share of funds intended to help small businesses grow through exporting. The state was awarded $2 million of State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) funds by the Small Business Administration. This is the 10th year Washington has...

Across the finish line.

Rich in history, Pacific Raceways is about to usher in a new era in motorsports automotive innovation and technology. After nearly two decades of planning, officials have broken ground on a $200 million expansion of the facility, which will be known as the Pacific...

Electricity and water do mix.

The launch of Sea Change, a 75-passenger emission-free ferry, is a huge step forward for the maritime industry. The new ship is the first to be fueled by hydrogen fuel cells and electric drive. Built by All American Marine in Bellingham, the new ferry was developed...

An electrifying history indeed.

Long before the Prius and Tesla there was the Electruc. If you've never heard of it, you're not alone. But it demonstrates the forward-thinking mindset of Washington's best and brightest. Yes, that's a light joke, since it was Seattle City Light's R&D team who...

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