#1 Best State
#1 Best Economy
In Goods Shipped Worldwide Last Year
Washington State: A trusted, global partner
Located in the northwest corner of the United States, Washington State is a global supplier of defense, aerospace and military products, technologies and services. Businesses will find plenty of opportunities in Washington, including those in energy, biofuels, information and communication technology, unmanned systems, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced materials and avionics and navigational systems.
Approximately 2,000 business are part of the supply chain, including Boeing, Insitu, Vigor and Microsoft. The aerospace sector alone supports 1,300 companies providing a range of services and products. Boeing’s KC-46 Pegasus tankers and the Navy’s P-8 Poseidon multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft are produced in Washington as well as hundreds of unmanned and autonomous systems. The industry is supported by research facilities at two world-renowned universities, a national research laboratory and dozens of privately financed labs throughout the state.
Washington companies are interested in FDI and import/export opportunities as well as innovative partnerships.
The Washington State Department of Commerce’s international trade team is happy to help you find new partners and customers, identify import, export and investment opportunities and connect you with businesses, products and services that match your near- and long-term needs in the defense industry.
Expand your business internationally.
Washington State businesses understand the power of tapping overseas markets. Last year, $41.3 billion in goods were shipped worldwide by more than 12,000 businesses statewide, 90% of those small to medium-sized companies.
Washington State Delegates
+1 509 435 3088
Darbonnier Tactical Supply
+1 360 929 4787
UK Director of Engineering
+44 7739 675 205
VP, New Business Development
+1 206 755 4327
Dr. Paulo Barthelmess
+1 206 419 4421
Stack Metallurgical Group
Stack Metallurgical Group offers high quality heat treating and metal processing services, providing a vital link between raw materials and finished products. Our metallurgical experts provide a valuable partnership to our customers by assisting with their application and technical needs, and do not leave their side until the project is complete. By offering testing, application, and technical support we give our customers customized solutions for a wide range of metal processing needs.
Kimberly M Chaussee
+1 503 310 2146
+1 812 664 3021
An export expert is always nearby.
Exports are drive much of the state’s economy. It’s estimated that nearly a third of the state’s economic growth can be attributed directly to exports and almost half of the new jobs created in the state are export related. Leading this growth in exports is the Department of Commerce, which works closely with businesses who are exporting now or want to export in the future.
Our DSEI 2021 Team
Our team of business experts stands at the ready to help you do business in and with Washington State. Whether you want to locate a new facility or partner with a leading edge Washington company, we are ready to help you expand.
Deputy Assistant Director
Department of Commerce
+1 206 256 6102
International Trade Specialist
Department of Commerce
+1 206 256 6137
Apply for an export voucher and reduce your export-related expenses
The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Export Voucher Program provides direct cash assistance to qualifying small businesses to help them expand their international sales.