Why Washington?

Building business legends.

Since rugged pioneers first set eyes on our virgin forests, vast network of waterways and awe inspiring mountains 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 State businesses have carved their rightful place in history for their innovation, tenacity, vision and competitive spirit.

Our Strengths

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

Our Key Sectors

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

Our Regions

One of Washington’s greatest assets is its diversity. The state’s 39 counties are all very different in terms of geography, industries, skill sets 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.

Our Experts

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.