Journalists’ Reference Guide

Services and Location for
International Business

As a global crossroads, Greater Seattle is equidistant by air to Tokyo and London. Our time zone gives us the opportunity to conduct business with Europe in the morning and Asia in the late afternoon. Our strategic location makes it easy for businesses such as the global investment and financial services firm Frank Russell Company to conduct international business.

Frank Russell Company advises on $600 billion in assets for many of the world’s largest institutional investors and retirement funds from its headquarters in Tacoma. Investors track the Russell 2000 stock market index in the Wall Street Journal every day, as well as Russell indexes in Canada and Japan. Other international financial firms such as KPMG, Peat Marwick and Price Waterhouse also provide important services in the Greater Seattle area.