The Puget Sound is home to over 40% of Washington State’s population and is a national center for manufacturing, technology, services, international trade and tourism. Some of the world’s most recognizable companies call the Puget Sound home: Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, T-Mobile, Nordstrom, and Costco. The region is projected to generate 1.2 million new jobs by 2040.Seattle has remained one of the most resilient cities due to its diverse industries. The city accounts for over 20% of the nation’s software publishing employment. Healthcare employment is projected to continue to grow dramatically and Seattle has the 5th largest biotechnology Research and Development alliance in the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This is in addition to remaining one of the capitals of aerospace and computing. Combine that with the superb quality of life in the Pacific Northwest, a world-class arts scene, professional sports teams, and culinary delights from some of the country’s top chefs, and you’ve got a great place to do business where employees are happy to call “home.”

Sources: CNBC July 2019 &