Choosing Washington State as your place to do business.
Our prime location, can-do business attitude, critical mass of high-performance companies and low-cost, scalable energy makes our state a leading candidate for site selection, particularly in our key sectors of aerospace, clean energy, forest products, information and communication technology, life science/global health, maritime and military & defense.
Our business team can help you with all the permitting and licensing your site requires, serving as a liaison between you and the various state, county and local permitting and regulatory entities that are involved in any new project.
With industrial energy costs as low as 4.25 cents per kilowatt hour and an energy grid that gets 73% of its power from renewable sources, it's no wonder that Washington State gets top marks in affordable, scalable and sustainable utilities.
We offer businesses a range of incentives, including exemptions and deferrals that can reduce your tax burden, encourage you to invest in new machinery and technologies, add employees, train your workforce and expand your business over time.
For businesses that rely on a solid logistical infrastructure, Washington State offers deep water ports, an extensive railway and interstate highway system and air freight routes that are equidistant to markets in Asia and Europe.
Our IPZs are designed for collaboration and innovation, bringing researchers, businesses and workforce training together to create new business ideas, products, services and jobs
Eleven Foreign Trade Zones in Washington offer businesses that distribute or manufacture products that are exported substantial competitive advantages, including simplified processing, and in some cases, zero taxes or duties due on exported goods.
Building on its culture of creativity, Washington State has more than 100 makerspaces, coworking spaces, accelerators and incubators to help businesses spur innovation and invention.