Seattle skyline and Mt RainierThe recent ranking of Best States across the country by U.S. News and World Report puts Washington # 5 using 60 metrics comparing economy, healthcare, infrastructure, education, crime/corrections, government and opportunity.  And, Washington ranks well above other West coast states. But then, Washington residents and business owners already knew that. An exceptional quality of life, robust economy, a culture of collaboration and innovation, a highly educated workforce and cutting edge healthcare have been a hallmark of Washington’s success. Read more about the data at The Seattle Times.