TDA promotes the most innovative, internationally-connected region in the U.S. for trade and business.


We connect Greater Seattle and international companies for global success.


We provide information on international business and on the Greater Seattle region.


Connect with the global community and discover new opportunities at our next event, seminar, trade mission, or delegation visit

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Greater Seattle

The most internationally-connected and innovative region in the United States, Greater Seattle is the place to do business, invest, live, and visit

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We promote, connect, and educate the Greater Seattle region for international trade and business.

The most internationally-tied region in the United States, Greater Seattle's leadership in key industries, ranging from aerospace to IT to biotech to clean technology, is built on a vibrant foundation of world class research, a diverse, highly skilled workforce, and a network of business and trade services. 

This is where the world comes to build our tomorrow. Come join us.

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Providence Health System
Dan Dixon, Chief Community Engagement Officer
Swedish is a long-time supporter and beneficiary of the work of the TDA.

Swedish is a long-time supporter and beneficiary of the work of the TDA. Sam Kaplan and his great staff have worked tirelessly to illustrate to the world Seattle’s rise to prominence as an aggregator of technology, big data, health and global health that will lead to many revolutionary breakthroughs to improve our well-being.  TDA has provided many tangible opportunities for Swedish to partner with organizations globally to explore new forms of collaboration to advance our goal of providing the finest health care to all, regardless of need.  This has been especially true in our development of Swedish’s Neuroscience Institute, Heart and Vascular Institute and Cancer Care Institute.  We are a better and more energized community with TDA’s efforts.

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Increase in Global Truck Market Share Leads to New Record for Bellevue's...

Paccar, the Bellevue-based truck maker, achieved a record quarterly net income in the second quarter of 2015 due to... Read more

Virginia Mason Transforming Health Care in the U.K.

Virginia Mason Institute announced that it has been selected by England's National Health Service Trust Development Authority (NHS) to implement Virginia Mason's management system as part... Read more

Microsoft's Lucky Number 10

The slogan "A more human way to do" will be the tagline for Microsoft's new operating system Windows 10, which will be available for download July 29... Read more

Global Cities Steering Committee in Salt Lake City

Sam Kaplan and other members of the Greater Seattle Global Cities Steering Committee are in Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2nd meeting of the Global Cities Exchange... Read more

Ambassador Ford Visits TDA

The Trade Alliance organized a private roundtable with Ambassador Charles A. Ford this morning... Read more

TDA meets with Hyogo Business & Cultural Center

TDA's Lilly Liu met with the new Executive Director of the Hyogo Business & Cultural Center, Mr. Hideaki Kawachi and Ms. Yuko Saika, Marketing Manager. Read more

Global Cities: Seattle

SEATTLE - Today, a coalition of business and government leaders will announce the Central Puget Sound region is joining a pilot program that will create and implement plans to attract... Read more

Kristi Heim appointed new Executive Director of the Washington State China...

SEATTLE - The Washington State China Relations Council is pleased to announce that Kristi Heim has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Council, following Joe Borich's... Read more

Seattle to Host Influential Global Leaders Conference

BEIJING - Top government, business and academic leaders will convene in Seattle next year when Asia's premier economic forum, the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), is held in North America for the... Read more



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