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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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, 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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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!

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In The News…

State launches new portal for manufacturers.

Navigating the regulatory environment can be a complex undertaking for manufacturers. Washington’s new online Regulatory Roadmap will ease some of that pain, allowing businesses to explore their options through a new online portal. The portal is the first of its kind...

New maritime accelerator launched.

The Washington State Department of Commerce, Port of Seattle and WeWork Labs have combined forces to open the new Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator. Eleven companies were accepted into the inaugural program. These participating startups will benefit from four...

A titanic undertaking.

Sure, space exploration gets all the headlines. Seeing a rocket blasting off to the outer reaches of the cosmos is exciting stuff. But when it comes to true adventure – exploration of the unknown – it’s hard to hold a candle (or rocket) to inner space, the Earth’s...

A capital venture indeed.

Washington State companies had a banner year when it came to venture capital. According to Pitchbook, 375 deals totaling $3.5 billion were made in 2019, up from $3 billion the year before and $1.7 billion in 2017. Highlights of the VC funding frenzy included Convoy,...

Get ready to Thrive!

Designed for second-stage companies that are trying to get over the hump to continue their exponential growth, the Washington State Department of Commerce has launched its new program, Thrive!. Thrive connects second-stage CEOs with subject matter experts on a range...

An electrifying moment in aviation history.

While it didn’t take place in Kitty Hawk, the first test flight of MagniX’s all-electric seaplane was a significant milestone, not only for the company but aviation in general. Mounted on a modified Harbour Air de Havilland Beaver, the 750-horsepower Magni500 electric...

Blue Origin expanding space.

Blue Origin’s workforce stood at about 600 three and a half years ago. Today it is at 2,500 and heading toward 3,500 next year. The company has long said it's been running out of space at its Kent headquarters. But soon, the company will have a lot more space to work...

A Cosmic experience.

Move over Honey Crisp and Red Delicious. There’s a new apple in town. Known as the Cosmic Crisp, the Washington-bred apple has been in development for more than two decades and is just reaching supermarket shelves throughout the state this week. According to Bruce...

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