Economic Information

The Greater Seattle region, including Snohomish, Pierce and King Counties, is the most internationally-trade dependent in the United States. One in three jobs in Washington State is tied to international trade. Only a nine hour flight from both Tokyo and London, Greater Seattle is strategically located in the new economy. Our marine ports are closer to Asia than any other major ports on the U.S. West Coast. Our region has an economy centered on industries of the future. We are home to industry leaders in aerospace, computer software, biotechnology, telecommunications and many other high tech sectors. The region is known for its innovative, entrepreneurial culture. From e-commerce to gourmet coffee, recycling to customer service, worldwide trends have started or been cultivated in Greater Seattle.

Economic Information by County
King County
Pierce County
Snohomish County
Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle


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