Washington State: A great place to do business!

The birthplace of such business legends as Amazon, Boeing, Costco, Expedia, Microsoft, Nordstrom, PACCAR, Starbucks and REI, Washington State offers site selectors and investors a critical mass of highly skilled workers in aerospace, advanced manufacturing, clean technology, information & communication technology (ICT), 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.


Home grown...

home-tommyb1With a name like Tommy Bahama and a brand that celebrates the ideal tropical lifestyle, you'd think the company would be headquartered in Bora Bora or at least, Key West. But Washington gets to lay claim to it as one of its many locally grown Business Legends.


Check out the amazing story of Tommy Bahama...


Yeah, we invented that...

innovations-timeline1Every state wants to lay claim to inventing one thing or another, but the truth is, Washington State has invented some pretty amazing things. From the quirky to the downright astounding, our culture of creativity has changed the world with its countless innovations and inventions.


Check out our interactive timeline...


The global aerospace leader

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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.


Find out more about Washington's aerospace sector with our new interactive maps.



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