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.
Read all about it!
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…
Ready to restart or rebuild?
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.
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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