Greater Seattle excels at the industries of the future – the region is a center of innovation and features some of the world’s top global brands. Our aerospace industry is one of the largest in the world, home to Boeing Commercial Airplanes and over 800 aerospace firms that employ 17% of all aerospace workers in the United States. Greater Seattle is also a leading center for information and communications technology, bolstered by industry pioneers such as Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia and 3,000 other ICT companies. As a result our region has emerged as a world leader in cloud computing and data visualization, and ranks 4th as a global startup hub ahead of New York and Boston. Greater Seattle thrives in clean technology, boasting the world’s largest hydro-electric system and ranking #1 among U.S. states towards energy efficiency efforts. In addition, Greater Seattle is among the top-five largest life science clusters in the United States, is a world center for global health, and is home to the third largest container complex in North America.
To learn more about each of our industries, click on the links below.
Major industries in Greater Seattle
- Architecture, Planning & Engineering
- Clean Technology
- Distribution & Logistics
- Environmental Services & Technology
- Information Communication Technology
- Outdoor Recreational Equipment
- Specialty Beverages
Discover the industries within the State of Washington through industry material produced by the Washington State Department of Commerce, available in Korean and Chinese as well as English.