An amazing place to call home.
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.
Yes, it rains from time to time, but 44 major cities in the U.S. get more rain than Seattle annually, including Houston, New Orleans, New York City and Miami. While the marine air of Western Washington can turn the sky gray for days at a time, some cities in Eastern Washington enjoy more sunny days and a lot less rain 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.
Nationally ranked for a reason.
Over the last decade. Washington State’s population has grown 14.1%, outpacing the national average. Not surprising, given that Washington only became a state in 1889, one of the last territories in the U.S. to gain statehood. Go back a couple of generations and nearly everyone is from someplace else originally.
The people here are very friendly, open and welcoming. They’re smart and well read, too: 38.7% of working adults have a college degree. One of the great things about Washington is its diversity. Not only do we have a diverse population (residents in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle are said to speak 59 different languages), but a diverse tapestry of cities and towns. Residents can choose to live in densely populated urban centers or quaint rural communities. In between, there are suburban cities that offer a nice balance between the two. In many smaller towns, neighbors still leave their doors unlocked.
Eastern Washington is a bit more rural than the western part of the state, but has good sized cities such as Spokane, the Tri-Cities and Yakima. The central part of Western Washington is decidedly urban, but head out to the Pacific Coast, south towards Vancouver or north into Skagit and Whatcom Counties, and you’ll find plenty of smaller cities and towns to fit the lifestyle you’re looking for. You can even live an island lifestyle if you wish. Many residents commute from the many islands that dot the Puget Sound and the surrounding Salish Sea, catching on of the state’s ferries.
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 some 250,000 businesses have chosen to be based in Washington State, from tiny startups to internationally recognized brands.
Choose Washington for all the right reasons!
Thanks to our highly educated workforce, culture of creativity, mild climate, clean air and spectacular scenery, Washington State is without question one of the most desirable places to live and work 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 inspirational lifestyle that spurs creativity, rejuvenates the soul and promotes recreation and relaxation at every turn.
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