Challenging the status quo at every turn.
Washington State regularly comes out on top when it comes to being ranked as a great place for businesses to set up shop. Of course, you don’t have to tell companies like Amazon, Apple, Expedia, Facebook, Microsoft and SpaceX that. These leaders in their respective industries already know that Washington State has a rich tradition of innovation and invention, from ushering in the dawn of the personal computer age to building the next generation of NASA rocket engines.
In Washington State, we transform the world by creating something that no one has thought of before – an entirely new way of doing things, from new products and services to new trends that go on to become cultural icons.
But we are hardly content to rest on our laurels. Our creative economy is focused on continual improvement and reinvention, making incremental and sometimes revolutionary improvements to existing products, services and markets. We change the world a little every day, driven by a passion to build a brighter future.
Creativity, innovation and invention are in our DNA. Whether it occurs in the research and development labs or our world-class universities, in a business incubator or an innovation partnership zone, we thrive on not only finding new discoveries, but bringing them successfully to market. We lead where others follow by nurturing a creative economy that cross-pollinates ideas across industries, breaks down barriers, opens doors, welcomes new ideas and challenges the status quo. We are curious, savvy and educated risk takers.
Creating the future, now!
Washington State is a place where new ideas are not only valued but embraced enthusiastically. Perhaps that’s why we are consistently ranked as one of the top places to start a business and for entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to market. Partnerships are a natural way of life in our creative economy. Smart businesses don’t live in isolation but work in close collaboration, discovering synergies with other companies that are totally unexpected and which often result in quantum leaps in the marketplace.
As the headquarters for major corporations that have virtually reinvented aviation, retailing, software, real estate, information technology and travel, Washington State has a deeply ingrained entrepreneurial spirit and can-do mindset. With seven Nobel Prize winners and a higher than average per capita patent ratio, we back up our ideas with the business know-how and common sense required to seize market share, dominate the competition and create a culture of creativity that is not only remarkable in its accomplishments, but extremely productive.
Choose Washington to gain the competitive advantage.
Creativity is organic. It is not only driven by internal forces, but by the culture surrounding it. Great minds really do think alike and together they can create amazing things. Washington State is a melting pot of brilliant people who thrive on our culture of innovation and invention. From all walks of life comes a talented, energetic workforce that is passionate about new ideas and getting them to market.
Washington State is a melting pot of brilliant people who thrive on our culture of innovation and invention. From all walks of life comes a talented, energetic workforce that is passionate about new ideas and getting them to market. From aerospace and clean tech to information and communication technology and life science/global health, businesses choose Washington State because of our deeply rooted culture of innovation and exploration.