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Our Workforce

Talented, educated, driven.

Washington State has a superior workforce, especially in the aerospace, advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information and communication technology, life sciences and maritime sectors.

One of the unique aspects of our workforce training programs is the use of innovative private-public partnerships where businesses and educators work together to develop training programs that not only meet current employment needs, but future needs as well. This close alignment and spirit of cooperation ensures a steady supply of highly educated, highly skilled workers.

Following is a brief overview of Washington's workforce:

Minimum Wage $9.47/hour
Adults with High School Diploma 90.1%
Adults with a College Degree 31.9%
S&E Workers (% of workforce) 5.83%
Engineers (% of workforce) 1.72%
S&E Degrees (as % of total degrees deferred) 32.9%
Expenditures of Student Aid per Full-time Student $1,292

For more information on investment opportunities in Washington State, contact a member of our Business Development team.


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