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...

Seattle nabs Best New Restaurant honors.

The place Anthony Bourdain once said “was one of the first cities in America to embrace chefs and new restaurant ideas, to loudly celebrate their local ingredients and local producers,” Seattle can now claim a James Beard Award recipient for Best New...

Seattle gets a big hygge.

When it comes to being hygge, the number crunchers at Sperlings.com have spoken. The greater Seattle area captured #1 honors in the nation, dusting every other major city in four main categories – cozy weather, hygge pastimes, hygge venues and homes with...

Washington economy snags top honor.

If there were an Olympics for businesses, Washington would be on the podium right now. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has released its 2017 State New Economy Index and Washington took the #3 spot, ranking just behind California and Massachusetts....

Washington State: Tops for business.

Citing Washington’s fast-growing economy, a remarkable list of top-tier global businesses, a concentration of highly-skilled STEM and technology workers, exceptional research institutions and outstanding quality of life, CNBC ranks Washington State as...
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