10 Great Reasons to Choose Washington

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An Inspirational Lifestyle

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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…

Baby, it’s cold inside…

Washington is a popular place these days. Not only when it comes to people traveling in and out, but Washington products looking to hop aboard an outbound flight. Sea-Tac International has been the traditional arrival and departure point for the state’s export...

UW named most innovative for third time.

The Huskies football team may not be giving the University of Washington anything to brag about this year, but Reuters and Clarivate Analytics folks have given the university plenty to brag about. In their annual rankings of the world’s most innovative public and...

Startup ecosystem reaches critical mass.

Two experts at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence have predicted ideal conditions for an explosion of new startups in Washington State. They make a good case. Washington is home to 130 engineering offices and the list is impressive. It includes  Adobe,...

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...

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