Journalists’ Reference Guide

Which region of the United States is home to the world’s largest airplane manufacturer, the largest software company in the world and one of the world’s leading cancer research centers? Which state has one of the largest concentrations of health and medical companies in the United States, the second largest port complex, is one of the nation’s leading agricultural exporters and is home to the leading gourmet coffee company? The answer is the Greater Seattle region and Washington state—a part of the U.S. you need to learn more about.

Equidistant by air to Tokyo and London and a full sailing day closer to northern Asia than other major West Coast ports, the Greater Seattle region is strategically located for the new global economy. Our stunning natural beauty combined with cosmopolitan big city culture attracts businesses and visitors from all over the world.

Greater Seattle and Washington state are home to Mount Rainier, the Mount St. Helens volcano, software, espresso carts, fine beer and wine and the Space Needle. The Greater Seattle region, with a metropolitan population of over three million, is also the commercial, educational, cultural and transportation hub of the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is home to high tech companies, cutting edge research and innovative companies and talent. It is a science region.