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10 Great Reasons to Choose Washington

The coffee’s not bad either.

Looking for Someplace to Hang Your Hat?

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An Inspirational Lifestyle

Revolutionary ideas flow like wine around here.

Starting a Business?

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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. 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.


Leading the way in COVID-19.

A researcher examines a vile during t-cell studies

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.

Read more about Fred Hutch…

Got the entrepreneur bug?

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Starting a business is exciting stuff. If you’re thinking about striking out on your own, we have a new diagnostic tool designed with you in mind. SizeUp! lets you do a lot of the ground work, from running revenue scenarios to finding an ideal location for your new enterprise. Best of all, it’s free!

Check out SizeUp! now…

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Looking for a place to hang your hat? Or make hats? Search available real estate and buildable land, run community comparisons, view and analyze data and access interactive maps based on your custom parameters.

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Best State Economy

In The News…

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...

Sunny days ahead for Washington.

With its reputation for gray skies, you’d think Washington State would be the last place someone would consider for solar panel production. But that’s just what Violet Power did, announcing plans to locate the first fully integrated manufacturing plant in the U.S. in...

We’ll take #3 in recovery speed.

As the country looks to turn the corner on the pandemic and enter full economic recovery, Washington is well-positioned, says 24/7 Wall St., a financial reporting and analysis firm. The state’s economy was booming before COVID-19, with a 3.9% GDP growth rate for the...

Go ahead, take my money!

Ecommerce is a smart growth strategy for small businesses affected by the pandemic. Many companies have already taken the plunge, creating online storefronts for businesses that have had to temporarily close or reduce operations. If you have a store already or have...

Bust? What bust?

Business pundits love to kick a bustling economy when it’s down. But the future of the Puget Sound economy is showing astounding resiliency no matter what labels prognosticators want to throw its way. Bloggers and columnists are trying to paint an economic future that...

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