MagicalSeattleThe factors that contribute to success are often hard to define and quantify. Sometimes it’s the confluence of a culture of creativity, a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a mind-set that can overcome adversity and topped off with an inspiring natural environment.

At Choose Washington, we could go on and on about the economy, the businesses, the pioneer spirit and the quality of life until we are blue in the face. But why bother? This article offers some great insights that even the locals don’t know, explaining why Seattle is a different place to be, from its rugged beginnings to its economic ups and downs, to the players who made the region great.

If you ever wondered what it was like to do business in Washington State or be a business in the greater Seattle area, check out Ron Judd’s take on what makes the area great. It’s a fun read in The Seattle Times.