The City of Bellevue is a rapidly growing city on the east side of King County. It is the headquarters of many large and small businesses, notably technology companies.

City of Everett residents enjoy a strong economy bolstered by a moderate climate and natural beauty. Home to production of the Boeing 747 and 7E7, Everett is at the center of one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation.

The City of Seattle is the largest city in Washington state and is home to the University of Washington, one of the premier educational and research institutions in the United States. The growing metropolis is driven by a diverse and resilient economy, strong entrepreneurial spirit and historically vital business sectors.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber is the largest business organization in Western Washington and works for Greater Seattle’s economic vitality and quality of life.


Pierce County, with the State’s second largest population, enjoys a diverse economy, an educated workforce, two military installations, and an abundance of natural beauty, including Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound.

The Port of Everett is located 25 miles north of Seattle on Puget Sound and operates the largest public marina on the West Coast. The Port of Everett also operates an international shipping port that handles a wide variety of cargoes including, but not limited to, specialized aircraft parts for The Boeing Company, heavy machinery, construction equipment, project cargo, cement and containerized commodities.

The Port of Seattle is the 6th largest U.S. port in terms of TEUs and also operates Seattle Tacoma International Airport, the 17th busiest airport in the United States.

The Port of Tacoma is one of the most successful ports in North America–the sixth-largest container port in North America and among the top 40 in the world.

Snohomish County is the third-largest county in Washington state and one of the fastest growing. It is home to numerous high-tech companies, from software to biotechnology.

Organized Labor is also represented on the Trade Alliance’s Board of Directors, reflecting the importance of the diverse work force of the Greater Seattle area.