FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

With a diversified, high technology economy, thriving entrepreneurial culture and a quality of life unsurpassed, Greater Seattle is a great place for your business.

Our companies and research institutions are developing solutions for some of today’s most critical challenges in global transportation, health, communications and energy. Talented people from all over the world come to work here and even go on to launch companies of their own.

More than 700 US affiliates of foreign firms operate in Greater Seattle and Washington state. Foreign entities are also engaged in venture capital investment, real estate development and EB-5 investment projects in the Greater Seattle area. With mountains, lakes and bays, the region is an outdoor paradise. Combined with first-class arts and sports teams, Greater Seattle is a location in which your employees will want to live.

Greater Seattle's advantages

  • Equidistant by air from Asia and Europe
  • Sailing time from Greater Seattle ports to Asia is 1-2 days faster than any other West Coast port
  • Home to global industry leaders, including Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Expedia, REI, Weyerhaeuser
  • Diverse array of industries, from aerospace and IT to logistics, trade and the life sciences
  • International business services sector makes doing business easy
  • Supportive economic development community

In this section: