The birthplace of such legendary businesses as Amazon, Boeing, Costco, Expedia, Microsoft, Nordstrom, PACCAR, REI and Starbucks, Washington State offers businesses, site selectors and investors a critical mass of highly skilled workers in the aerospace, agriculture, clean technology, information & communication technology (ICT), forest products, life science/global health and maritime sectors. And Washington continues to produce a highly educated workforce at its numerous top-ranked colleges and universities in the Seattle area and around the state.

Our culture of creativity and collaboration brought the world the age of jet travel, spawned an international coffee culture with a language all its own, built digital empires out of slivers of silicon and strings of binary code, and in the process, fundamentally changed the way people around the world shop, travel, eat, drink, relax, dress, and think.

Beyond Seattle, you’ll find a diverse and bountiful landscape with multiple bioregions that produce everything from crisp apples and sweet cherries to timothy hay to wine and hops, for a total of 300 crop commodities -- and Washington is also the number one processor of potatoes!

This diversity of landscape also provides a stunning backdrop for recreation – from hiking sundrenched or snowcapped peaks to sailing in the sound to visiting working vineyards to savor fine wines, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.



Best Places for 
Business & Careers (Forbes)


Lowest Cost Energy in U.S.
(Department of Energy)


2019 & 2021 Best States
(U.S. News)


Best State Economy
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