It’s music to our ears.

Listening to the national media, you’d think Seattle was turning into a ghost town. All that’s missing is a couple of tumbleweeds and a shoot out at high noon. But as any resident knows, Washington’s biggest city has been through it all before. Booms...

It’s true. Seattle is geek central.

The U.S. Census has confirmed what everyone in Washington State already knew: there’s a lot of smart people here. In fact, Seattle is #1 in the nation when it comes to the number of workers employed in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations,...

We’ll take #3 in recovery speed.

As the country looks to turn the corner on the pandemic and enter full economic recovery, Washington is well-positioned, says 24/7 Wall St., a financial reporting and analysis firm. The state’s economy was booming before COVID-19, with a 3.9% GDP growth rate for the...

We hate to brag, but…

We’re #1. Again! For the second year in a row, Washington has been named the #1 Best State Economy in the U.S.Overall, Washington scored 77.60 out of 100 possible points. Land-locked Utah was a distant second, followed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.Washington...

And the runner-up is…

After an exhaustive nationwide search, Amazon announced that it would divide some of its future operations between New York City and Arlington, Virginia, creating HQ2a and 2b instead of the much-anticipated HQ2. Each location will eventually employ 25,000 Amazonians...

Things are sure hoppin’ around here!

Anyone who lives in Western Washington knows that the greater Seattle area is a great place to start a business and put down some roots. The economy’s growth is 5.2% net of inflation, three times faster than the average U.S. city. Incomes have grown too, up 4.7%...

Seattle is the place to be in 2019.

We usually don’t even bother to mention when we place lower than #5 in a ranking of states, but we can’t resist bragging about being the 8th top destination to visit in 2019 – in the world! Yes, the world. Lonely Planet, one of the largest publishers of guidebooks and...

Bezos announces new foundation.

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have announced a new foundation that will funnel $2 billion into nonprofits working with homeless families as well as create a network of preschools in low-income communities. The founder of Seattle-based Amazon, Jeff and his wife created the...

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 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...
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