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Why Washington?

Alibaba recruiting in Washington State.

Alibaba recruiting in Washington State.

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba has opened an office in downtown Seattle and is recruiting engineers. Washington is home to over 50,000 software engineers and has a culture of innovation that has set the standard for online retailing, app development, gaming and cloud computing. Our exceptional quality of life, passion for creativity and depth of […]

| October 30, 2014
Making it simpler to bike across town.

Making it simpler to bike across town.

Washington State is considered by the League of American Bicyclists the #1 bike friendly state. Now, Seattle has just launched Pronto!, a bike share program that will make it easier to make short trips around town. With 50 stations and 500 bikes available for short-term rental, the program hopes to take cars off the road, […]

| October 14, 2014
Washington State: A hot investment market.

Washington State: A hot investment market.

Wealthy Chinese citizens – now the largest group of foreign investors in the US – are making major investments in Puget Sound real estate, commercial properties and business acquisitions. Washington State’s robust business climate, high quality schools, clean air and broad-based Chinese community make it very attractive to those who are interested in emigrating. And, […]

| October 9, 2014
Taking the heat off the energy grid.

Taking the heat off the energy grid.

In a case of neighbors helping neighbors, Amazon’s new downtown Seattle campus is going up across the street from the Westin Exchange building. The data center located in the Westin building generates enough energy to heat the entire Amazon facility. A unique system was designed to connect one building’s waste energy supply and with another building’s demand […]

| September 22, 2014
University creates new tech hub.

University creates new tech hub.

Washington State already is a prime spot for high tech startups. Entrepreneurs are moving from Silicon Valley to Puget Sound to access mentoring, venture capital and the synergy of the robust tech community collaboration. Now the University of Washington has redeveloped a site on campus to create another cluster for early-stage startups providing shared office […]

| September 18, 2014
Burlington company benefits from new Collateral Support Program.

Burlington company benefits from new Collateral Support Program.

When a small company needs to expand, the biggest hurdle may be getting enough cash collateral together to obtain a small business loan. In the current economic climate, smaller community banks are less able to take risks with business-building bridge loans that may be needed for 3-4 months before a guaranteed SBA loan is in […]

| August 20, 2014
Sea-Tac Airport expansion aids international travel.

Sea-Tac Airport expansion aids international travel.

International travelers transiting through Sea-Tac Airport will have more gates, more flights and improved facilities with the latest round of construction and renovations. As Washington State companies are expanding their international markets, increased business travel is demanding more flights to and from Europe and Asia. And, since Sea-Tac Airport is equidistant from both of these […]

| August 7, 2014
Washington’s cloud expertise draws Oracle to Seattle.

Washington’s cloud expertise draws Oracle to Seattle.

Washington State has long been a pioneer in cloud computing and is driving the changes and rapid growth of the technology. Oracle, an established software applications company based in California, has just opened a cloud computing tech center in Seattle. The juxtaposition of tech giants Amazon and Microsoft, the robust high-tech entrepreneurial community along with […]

| July 30, 2014