Greater Seattle and Global Health

Greater Seattle is becoming a leader in global health.  Global health organizations generate $4.1 billion of the state’s $272.3 billion annual business activity, according to a report from the Downtown Seattle Association, contributing 13,784 research jobs and 43,000 supporting jobs. Approximately 7,600 people work in 55 life-science companies in Greater Seattle, and an additional 750 new research positions and 1,700 supporting jobs are expected between 2008 and 2012.

The Washington Global Health Alliance stimulates cross-collaboaration among members and promotes efforts to improve health for all people around the world. Between 2001 and 2006, Washington state outpaced the nation with a 6.1 percent increase in private sector employment in bioscience and a 28.1 percent increase in the research, testing and medical laboratories.

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