You really can go home again.

Airborne Environment Control Systems is coming home, so to speak. The startup, which has already captured $200 million in business, signed a five-year lease with the Port of Port Angeles with aggressive plans to expand and grow in the company’s new hometown....

Make it an even 100.

Amazing what just three years will do for an economy. Since Geekwire started tracking out-of-town tech companies that set up technology engineering offices in Washington State, the list has doubled in size. Yesterday’s announcement that Baidu was opening a new...

State lands grant to create maritime cluster for the future.

The Washington State Department of Commerce was awarded a $500,000 grant through the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program to support Washington Maritime Blue 2050, a statewide vision for creating and expanding...

State snags $900,000 STEP grant.

Washington did it again! For the sixth straight year, the state received a U.S. Small Business Administration’s State Trade Expansion Program) grant. The $900,000 is the highest amount awarded from a total $18 million handed out nationwide. Commerce will use the...

Either way that’s a lot of bread.

The community of Rosalia in Whitman County may be small – population about 565 – but it’s a major player in the international grain markets. According to the Washington State University Extension Office, Whatcom County is the highest wheat-producing...

A match made in…uh, Seattle.

Washington’s culture of creativity and cross-pollination has done it again. Two of the state’s business legends, Amazon and Microsoft, are teaming together to make sure their artificial intelligence (AI) digital assistants can communicate with one another....

A new generation of highly skilled talent.

As in many counties in Washington State, Clark County is already planning for a future where Baby Boomers punch the clock for the last time. Economic development professionals there estimate that more than 30,000 workers will need to be replaced in the next 10 years...

Electric ferries on the horizon?

Seeking ways to reduce its carbon footprint while making the state’s waters more friendly to marine life, Washington State is studying the use of an all-electric ferry, the first of its kind for the United States’ largest ferry fleet. The run between...

Funko opens stunning new HQ in Everett.

Thousands of fans lined up early to catch a sneak peek at Funko’s new toy headquarters in Everett. The originator of hundreds of pop culture bobble-headed cult figures opened the new store in the city’s former Bon Marche department store. The...

Allen Institute expands AI incubator program.

If you have an artificial intelligence startup that is ready for the next stage, Paul Allen’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) wants to hear from you. The firm is looking to partner with outside startups for the first time, offering up to...