The Department of Commerce makes it easy to do business in Washington, creating jobs and economic prosperity statewide. We provide businesses and investors with adaptive and customized programs and services that meet you specific needs so you can increase sales, enter new markets, find new partners, make substantial investments in the state, expand strategically, find new funding sources and hire and train more workers. Most of these services are free to businesses and investors.
If you are interested in expanding your markets abroad, growing your business in the state, moving your business or some of its operations to Washington or successfully competing in the marketplace, contact one of our business experts today!To learn more about the Washington State Department of Commerce's community and business building initiatives, visit the Commerce website.
This isn’t surprising, given that Washington is home to a national laboratory and two major universities, the University of Washington and Washington State University. There is also a host of public and private four-year institutions, 34 community and technical colleges and an integrated workforce training program that is targeted to filling the needs of key industry sectors, including aerospace, advanced manufacturing, clean technology, information and communication technology and life sciences.
Over the last century Washington State has been at the forefront of the aerospace industry, designing and building some of the most advanced and successful commercial and military aircraft, unmanned aerial systems and space exploration vehicles in the world.
With our legendary culture of innovation and highly competitive spirit, it's not hard to see why so many Washington companies are known throughout the the country. Business is alive and well here in the Pacific Northwest and the state is a leader in creating companies that are not only well known, but which have been fixtures of the economy for decades, if not generations.
The seventh largest U.S. carrier, Alaska Airlines has carved out a successful niche in one of the most competitive industries on earth. They've done it through superior customer service, sensible expansion and an independent spirit that many Washington companies exhibit.
A name synonymous with the great outdoors, the company that gave us the down parka has gone on to become a household name and highly valued brand, not only in outdoor gear and clothing, but home decor and other lifestyle categories.
Sure, we could beat our chests forever about what it's like to do business in Washington or be on the path to becoming another Business Legend. But as they say, a video is worth a thousand words of hyperbole. We'll let others tell you why doing business in Washington State is the bomb.
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