Why Washington? Here's some pretty good reasons.

The home of Business Legends such as Amazon, Costco, Expedia, 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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Aerospace's global impact

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Aerospace is a truly global enterprise and Washington’s role in this cannot be overstated. In fact, 95% of all commercial aircraft built in North America are made right here. To visualize the impact Washington aerospace industry has on the world, we've put together some interactive maps showing the depth and breadth of our international supply chain and customer base.


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