Why Washington? Here are some pretty good reasons.

The home of Business Legends such as Amazon, Costco, Expedia, Microsoft, Nordstrom, PACCAR, Starbucks and REI, Washington State offers businesses a critical mass of highly skilled workers in aerospace, IT, life sciences and maritime trades as well as a culture of creativity and collaboration that brought us the age of jet and space 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.

Where's Washington?

home-map1Washington State is located in the northwest corner of the United States. It is bordered by Canada to the north, Oregon to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Washington is equidistant between Asian and European markets via direct flights from Sea-Tac International Airport, an ideal gateweay to business around the world. And some of its ports are a day's sail closer to Asia than other deepwater ports on the west coast, including Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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The global aerospace leader


Washington's aerospace sector reach is truly global. A Boeing 737 takes off every 2.2 seconds somewhere around the world and billions of dollars in commercial aircraft are exported annually. What's more, the state's supply chain connects Washington State on an international scale, with parts and components arriving daily from dozens of countries.

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