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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.

 

Everything’s shipshape here.

A Holland America cruise ship leaves Seattle for another cruise to Alaska.

How did a 150-year-old Dutch shipping line end up in Washington State? The story of Holland America is stranger than fiction and definitely not a sailor’s yarn. Holland America single-handedly transformed the Alaska cruise business, decades before the Love Boat made such a splash.

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Yes, we have space for you.

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.

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In The News…

Washington’s new power couple.

Broadband access continues to be a problem in rural parts of the country. But Microsoft and the Chelan County Public Utility District may have just killed the proverbial two birds with one stone.The two organizations announced a unique partnership Friday where the PUD...

Life science sector ranked #1.

Washington State may be a bastion for technology innovation, but according to a new report, its life science hub is quietly making some noise of its own.According to CBRE Group Inc.’s new report, “Markets Positioned for ‘Century of Biology’ Report”, the greater...

Pasco lands a big one!

The city of Pasco will be the site of a new 52-acre development along the Columbia River. When completed, the Osprey Pointe project will feature a food and wine hall, boutique hotel, culinary education center and open spaces that can host events, festivals and...

It adds up to a really big hill of beans.

Starbucks has announced that it is getting into the investment business. Its new fund, Valor Siren Ventures, hopes to help a new generation of technology-driven food and retail startups with its $100 million in seed money.That’s just the start for the new fund,...

Let the sun shine!

Yes, the sun does come out in Washington. As proof, the state is getting its second large-scale solar farm project, thanks to a new partnership between Puget Sound Energy and Avangrid Renewables, LLC. Based in Klickitat County, the 150-megawatt project will be the...

That’s a lot of brain cells.

Higher education is still important to Americans. So says the U.S. Census Bureau, which recently pointed out that 35% of citizens have a bachelor’s degree or better. In 1950, that was the same percentage of Americans who had a high school diploma.That’s impressive,...

A recipe for success.

In the world of business, Ellenos Yogurt is about as close one can get to being an actual overnight. The night before it opened for business, the company didn’t even have a name. Finally, the founders settled on a made-up word, combining Hellinic (which means Greek)...

Vigor gives Vancouver a boatload of work.

When it comes to building a new generation of landing craft for the U.S. Army, Vancouver is the big winner. Over the next 10 years, Vigor will be the prime contractor on the nearly $1 billion contract for the Maneuver Support Vessel (Light), or MSV/L. Vigor will...

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