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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Need to Know October 2, 2015

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Starbucks to Introduce Mobile Order Feature Internationally

First released in 2014, Starbucks' Mobile Order was rolled out nationwide last week and is now to be launched internationally in the United Kingdom and Canada... Read more

Seattle Welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping: Banquet Video

Seattle Welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping: Rewatch last night's banquet (video) Read more

TDA Hosts IRBC Delegation

TDA recently had the pleasure of partnering with the Puget Sound Regional Council to host a delegation of IRBC representatives. We were fortunate enough to welcome visitors from Spain,... Read more

Washington State Welcoming Banquet for President Xi Jinping

TDA played a central role in facilitating President Xi's visit to the Greater Seattle Region. Not least in helping to organize the very successful Welcoming Banquet... Read more

Super Post-Panamax Megaship Docked at the Port of Seattle

Super Post-Panamax? What does that even mean?! Find that out and much more as TDA teams up with K&L Gates to co-organize: Update on the Panama Canal Expansion And Potential Impact on US... Read more

The United States Opens Consumer Electronics Market in Iran

Well-known US brand consumer electronics will soon be in Iran. US law under General Licenses D, E, and F has allowed the distribution and sale of identified consumer electronics since early... 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



City of Bellevue
Seattle Chamber