Quality of Life

A great place to live, work and play.

Photo by Parker Zerr

Mt. Rainier near Sunrise. Photo by Parker Zerr

Washington State is a study in contrasts. Formed by volcanic upheaval and born out of a fierce, inde­pendent pioneer spirit, the state offers its residents endless opportunities. Indeed, Washington is not only the ideal place to build a business or career, but it’s a great place to live, too.

Washington has an international reputation as a mecca for those who love the great outdoors, a place where you can surf the ocean in the morning, play 18 holes at a PGA championship golf course in the afternoon, and still have enough time to get in a few black diamond ski runs before bedtime.

If your idea of a workout is finding a place to dine or enjoy a show, you’ll find Washington is more than up to the task. Some of the best restaurants in the United States can be found here along with a vibrant arts scene, from symphonies, ballets and operas to museums, theaters and galleries.

$59,374
Median Household Income
U.S. Census

25.5 Minutes
Average Commute
U.S. Census

#1
Bicycle Friendly State
League of American Bicyclists

Yes, it rains here from time to time, but 40 major cities in the U.S. get more rain than Seattle, including Houston, Mobile and New York. While the marine air of Western Washington can turn the sky gray, some cities in Eastern Washington enjoy more sunny days than Florida. And when the sun does come out, nearly everyone agrees that there is simply no place on earth that is as breathtak­ingly beautiful as the Pacific Northwest.

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Nationally ranked for a reason.

Over the last decade Washington State’s popula­tion has grown 14.1%, outpacing the national average. The people here are very friendly, open and welcoming. They’re smart and well read, too. Nearly a third of working adults have a college degree.

You’ll see the spirit of the Northwest everywhere you look, from the funky festivals and quaint towns that dot the landscape to our diverse interests and curious nature. Perhaps it should come as no sur­prise that nearly 200,000 businesses have chosen to be based here, from tiny startups to internationally recognized brands. Innovation is in our nature, as is our highly competitive spirit.

Choose Washington for all the right reasons!

From our highly educated workforce and culture of in­novation to our mild climate, clean air and spectacular scenery, Washington State is without question one of the most desirable places to live in the United States.

Businesses choose Washington for many reasons. But we think most will agree that becoming a Washington State business is one of the smartest decisions they made; not only for their business, but for their staff and their families who come to love our quality of life.

Want to know more about our quality of life or other great reasons to Choose Washington? Contact one of our business experts right now!

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