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Building Business Legends

Since rugged pioneers first set eyes on our virgin forests, vast network of waterways and awe-inspiring mountain ranges, Washington State has built a reputation as a place where legendary businesses take root and flourish. From world famous brands to game-changing products and services, Washington businesses have carved their rightful place in history for their creativity, tenacity, vision and competitive spirit.


Washington State offers businesses a highly skilled workforce, robust culture of creativity, low-cost energy, integrated end-to-end supply chain, superior quality of life and a centralized export hub. Nearly a quarter million businesses call Washington home, creating a diverse economy where any startup can become the next Starbucks, Amazon or Zillow.


While Washington businesses represent nearly every industry and category imaginable, the state focuses on several key sectors, including advanced manufacturing, aerospace, agriculture, clean technology, ICT, life sciences, maritime and military and defense.


One of Washington’s greatest assets is its diversity. The state’s 39 counties are all very different in terms of geography, industries, workforce, lifestyle and even climate. Choosing a place to do business in Washington is as much about choosing the pace and quality of life you desire as it is about capabilities.


If you’re looking to do business in or with Washington State, you can rely on the expertise of our Choose Washington team. These experts can help you select the perfect site, introduce you to new partners, help your business increase its exports overseas, wind your way through permitting and identify opportunities for foreign direct investment.