Investment opportunities in Washington State.

W ashington State offers savvy investors a range of foreign direct investment opportunities. 

While U.S. policies are ever-changing, investing in Washington State is a no-brainer. With thoughtful leadership at the state level and a high-growth economy, the window of opportunity to invest in Washington has never been better. Investors can get in on the ground floor, investing in businesses throughout the state that have recovered from the recession and are growing and expanding rapidly. With its reputation as a world-class center of commerce with an emphasis on exports and international business, Washington makes sense as a smart place to invest.

Following are some resources to help you learn more about Washington State investment opportunities.


No personal or corporate income tax are just a few examples of the many tax advantages you can enjoy when you invest in the Washington State.


Washington offers businesses an array of industry-specific tax incentives, exemptions, deferrals and credits to reduce your tax burden and spur growth and expansion.


Washington State has an international reputation for excellence in its workforce, which is highly trained, highly experienced and ready to contribute to your bottom line.

Foreign Owned Firms

More than 800 multinational firms are in Washington, employing more than 160,000 workers.

Key Sectors

Aerospace, agriculture/food manufacturing, clean technology, forest products, information and communication technology, life science/global health and maritime serve as the state’s major areas of focus.


For those seeking a pathway to permanent residency through an investment, the U.S. government offers the Immigrant Investor Program, or EB-5. EB-5 Centers located throughout Washington State can help you meet the requirements of this program.

Foreign Direct Investment Program

Commerce’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Program is a targeted marketing and investment attraction tool designed to leverage the state’s robust network nationally and overseas to facilitate investment introductions between international investors and Washington projects.

Washington projects are prepared in an FDI Portfolio and distributed at various Commerce’s outreach efforts. The current portfolio is on the right.

Washington companies are encouraged to take advantage of this free, business match-making service and register for the program.

Want more information on investment opportunities in Washington State? Contact our Business Development team and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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