Seattle, King County
A HIGHLY-SKILLED WORKFORCE
The region’s highly skilled and educated workforce provides a deep talent pool, with 47 percent of adults holding a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Top-tier talent is one of the key reasons out-of-state companies, such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Dropbox, Twitter, Alibaba, and SpaceX, are attracted to opening strategic locations in Seattle-King County.
ESTABLISHED INDUSTRY CLUSTERS
The success of the clusters has contributed to innovation for emerging industry segments such as biomedical devices, interactive media, e-commerce, clean energy, and space exploration. Small and medium-sized businesses provide a vital contribution to the cluster ecosystem, and in turn benefit from the collaborative climate for which the Seattle-King County region is known.
Top-ranked research institutions, including the world-renowned University of Washington, contribute to a high-caliber talent pipeline and encourage record levels of research & development spending from the private, non-profit and public sectors. The region has always fostered the next generation of business, from early-stage startups to high-growth companies with long-term success.