10 Great Reasons to Choose Washington

The coffee’s not bad either.

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An Inspirational Lifestyle

Revolutionary ideas flow like wine around here.

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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.

Where the “next big thing” begins

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 innovative partners, highly-skilled workers, mature supply chains,  five high-growth sectors and more than a dozen emerging clusters ripe with opportunity. 

Over the years, we’ve made world travel affordable, put a phone in one hand and a cup of coffee in another, brought thousands of products to your door, made revolutionary cures commonplace, gave astronauts a ride on the moon and transformed the way we spend our free time. And now we’re looking at the next big thing, be it hydrogen fuel, electric aircraft, targeted therapies, digital crop management, multiverse communities – the possibilities are truly endless. While the pandemic may have slowed down some other states, our highly diversified economy has been hard at work shaping the future.


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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…

It’s a gas!

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Anyone have a spare DeLorean?

In the early days of space exploration, TV shows, movies and books painted a fantastical future of interplanetary spaceships powered by nuclear propulsion, able to explore the outer reaches of space for years. And while SpaceX may have the market cornered on the giant...

Fred Hutchinson announces realignment.

One of the top cancer research centers in the world, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has announced that it is realigning its partnerships with UW Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to create the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. The new center hopes to...

Ageless in Seattle.

How time flies. The Space Needle, Washington’s world’s fair vision of the future, is turning 60. What was once a last-minute thought for the fair has become a symbol of the state and its reputation as a forward-thinking, can-do place to be. Penciled out on a cocktail...

Washington helps Ukrainians stay connected.

As the war continues between Russia and Ukraine, Ukrainians are turning to the skies for their connection to the outside world. Thanks to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and SpaceX, more than 5,000 Starlink terminals have been delivered...

Rocketing up the charts.

If you look up in the night sky and catch a glimpse of a satellite passing over, there’s a good chance “Made in Washington” is stamped on its side. Washington’s space economy is booming, thanks in large part to its century of global leadership in aerospace combined...

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...

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