Washington State: Building Business Legends

10 Great Reasons to Choose Washington

The coffee’s not bad either…

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An Inspirational Lifestyle

Revolutionary ideas flow like water around here…

Invest in Your Future... And Ours

800 multinational firms are in Washington. Are you 801?

Getting Around

Washington State is easy to get to and easy to get around…

The birthplace of such business legends 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 aerospace, agriculture, clean technology, information & communication technology (ICT), forest products, life science/global health and maritime. 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.

Party like it’s 1897…

The collar of a Filson brand jacket, showing the company's label.
Truly great fashion never goes out of style. In the case of Filson, the company has been making outdoor gear in Washington for more than a century. Miners and lumberjacks of old loved the durable clothing and modern outdoorsmen and women still appreciate the craftsmanship, attention to detail and lasting quality that are the hallmarks of a Filson jacket.

See how Filson never seems to go out of style…

New space video launched…

Opening screen of video showing astronaut and the title, "Washington State: A Bold Vision for Commercial Space

Washington is famed for its aerospace industry, but did you know that we’ve been an integral part of the space program for more than 60 years? We’ve worked on some of the biggest missions in U.S. history – from landing on the moon to exploring Pluto – and now we’ve set our sights on commercial space and its endless opportunities for visionary Washington companies.

Watch the video…

Search properties and more…

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Commerce has added a new suite of site selector planning and data tools to the ChooseWashington.com website. Search properties and build sites, run community comparisons, view and analyze data and access interactive maps based on your custom parameters.

Check it out now!

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Lowest Cost Energy in U.S.
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In The News…

Take that, Rumpelstiltskin.

Rumpelstiltskin may have known how to spin straw into gold, but a new plant being built in Washington State knows something about spinning straw into gold too. Technically, it's pulp, but the new $184 million pulp mill near Dayton promises to be a gold mine...

We’re #1! We’re #1!

Examining 41 different competitive market factors, a new study presented Washington's business case for the new Boeing Mid-Market Airplane, should it go forward. The state was the clear winner, scoring almost double the points of its nearest rival, Ohio. South...

Microsoft snags GitHub.

GitHub's code sharing world found its white knight in Microsoft this week, which ponied up $7.5 billion in stock to buy the popular code forum and repository. The purchase gives Microsoft a new set of programming tools while giving the not-yet-profitable GitHub a new...

Aer Lingus adds directs to Dublin.

Aer Lingus is the latest international carrier to recognize Washington's role as an international economic powerhouse. The airline has launched its much anticipated weekly direct service from Seattle to Dublin four days a week. Dublin had been the largest...

A new hope: Curing cancer.

While an actual cure for cancer may still be years away, researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle believe it is within reach. Building on their pioneering work in blood cancers that brought the world bone marrow transplantation, The Hutch...

Getting the dirt on space research.

Washington has had a space cluster since the beginning of the space program. Companies like Aerojet and Boeing paved the way for newcomers who are finding new ways to not only explore the cosmos, but make it commercially viable. A small startup called Off Planet...

A true Washington cliffhanger.

Traveling to Washington State is pretty straightforward these days. But a century or more ago, it took a real pioneer spirit to endure the travails of traveling across the continent, a spirit of exploration and curiousity that has left its indelible mark upon the...

Seattle nabs Best New Restaurant honors.

The place Anthony Bourdain once said "was one of the first cities in America to embrace chefs and new restaurant ideas, to loudly celebrate their local ingredients and local producers," Seattle can now claim a James Beard Award recipient for Best New Restaurant and...

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