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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 That must be a record.

If you prefer vinyl over digital, thank Waldo Semon. A chemical engineer grad from the University of Washington, Waldo invented vinyl in 1926, the second most used form of plastic. He had 116 patents in his lifetime, but this one was for the record books (get it?).

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In The News…

Reinventing caregiving.

-The caregiving system – the folks who care for children, the elderly and those who are sick or disabled – needs some intensive care itself. So says a new initiative being tackled by Pivotal Ventures, founded by Melinda Gates. The Kirkland-based company has launched...

A wireless telephone. In 1909?

We’d all love to think that the phone we carry in our pockets was a recent invention, but its roots can be traced all the way back to 1909. It was then that a little-known electrical whiz kid not only created the first device capable of sending voice wirelessly, but...

Boeing snags big Delta order.

Boeing snagged the first big order at the 2022 Farnborough Air Show and it was a doozy. Delta Air Lines agreed to purchase 100 737 MAX 10 commercial airliners with an option for 30 more. Deliveries are slated to begin in 2025. The MAX 10 is the largest of the...

It’s a gas!

Who would have guessed that something that has no odor, no taste and no color would be the next big thing in Washington State? What’s more, it’s a pretty common leftover from the Big Bang. Nearly three-quarters of all matter in the universe is this gas, #1 on the...

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...

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