We’re even cooler than we thought…

The wrath of climate change seems to be spreading in ways most Americans aren’t prepared for. So says a new report by the First Street Foundation. If the predictions become a reality, nearly two-thirds of the American public will need to learn to live with 100+ degree...

Ageless in Seattle.

How time flies. The Space Needle, Washington’s world’s fair vision of the future, is turning 60. What was once a last-minute thought for the fair has become a symbol of the state and its reputation as a forward-thinking, can-do place to be. Penciled out on a cocktail...

#1 again? (blush!)

U.S. News & World Report has announced its biannual rankings of best states and lo and behold, Washington is #1 again. The publication ranks states using thousands of data points to measure how well they are performing for their citizens, including health care,...

Amazon captures the crown.

Washington’s aerospace roots may run deep, but the crown for the state’s largest employer has been claimed by a technology company for the first time. Started in a Clyde Hill garage by CEO Jeff Bezos, Amazon has grown to become the state’s #1 employer, eclipsing...

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 annualized growth...

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...