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Getting Around

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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.


Leading the way in COVID-19.

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One of the world’s most respected research organizations, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is at the forefront of efforts to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. “The Hutch” is focusing on tracking the spread of the virus, developing new diagnostic tests, designing vaccine trials and combatting future outbreaks.

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Starting a business is one of the most rewarding things you can do in life. Our new Entrepreneur Academy is designed to give you a solid grounding in the skills you’ll need to create a successful business.

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In The News…

Fr: Washington. To: Mars.

As NASA likes to say, landing on Mars is "seven minutes of terror." But Perseverance was in good hands all along, thanks to the rocketry wizards at Aerojet Rocketdyne in Redmond. After hitting the atmosphere at 12,500 p.m., eight Aerojet Rocketdyne MR-107U thrusters...

There’s something electric in the air here.

Last year, magniX proved that their electric motors could power a commuter plane that could carry up to 40 passengers. Now the company is moving to the next stage of growth and development, consolidating its operations at a new facility in Everett. The new...

Game. Point. Match.

Everything may be bigger in Texas but when it comes to video games, Washington State is the giant. At least, that’s what a new report published by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) says. Washington finished #2 in the U.S., with economic input from the...

Amazon captures the crown.

Washington’s aerospace roots may run deep, but the crown for the state’s largest employer has been claimed by a technology company for the first time. Started in a Clyde Hill garage by CEO Jeff Bezos, Amazon has grown to become the state’s #1 employer, eclipsing...

It’s music to our ears.

Listening to the national media, you'd think Seattle was turning into a ghost town. All that's missing is a couple of tumbleweeds and a shoot out at high noon. But as any resident knows, Washington's biggest city has been through it all before. Booms and busts of epic...

331 mph without a speeding ticket.

Which state built the fastest production vehicle in the world? Hint: It wasn’t Michigan. The honor goes to a Richland, Washington company, SSC North America. Their Tuatara smashed the existing speed records for: “Fastest Flying Mile on a Public Road” at 313.12 mph...

It’s true. Seattle is geek central.

The U.S. Census has confirmed what everyone in Washington State already knew: there’s a lot of smart people here. In fact, Seattle is #1 in the nation when it comes to the number of workers employed in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations,...

Starlink satellites come to the rescue.

Washington’s aerospace industry has long been known for its commercial airplanes, but increasingly, what is really defining the future is commercial space. As wildfires spread throughout Washington, SpaceX’s came to the rescue. Built in Redmond, Washington, their...

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