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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.

Global Cookout

Global Networking, street food, DJ, cornhole competition, TED-style talk on innovation with Planetary Resources
June 14, 6:00 PM | Paccar Pavilion


2017 Global Cookout
Paccar Pavilion
6:00 – 9:30 PM
June 14, 2017

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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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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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