Being a great place to live also means being a great place to work. A thriving economy helps the tax base (so there’s more money for city improvements) and helps a city attract and retain talent. The median household income in Washington is $61,062, and check out our data to give you an inside look at its key industries and job opportunities.
Ensuring a pipeline of workers with the heavy technical skills the aerospace and aviation industry requires has spurred some innovative workforce development partnerships around the country.
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Washington state is a manufacturing powerhouse with more than 7,000 companies employing almost 260,000 workers engaged in making products for the industries for which the state is renowned, including advanced products for the aerospace, marine craft and forestry industries.
Pioneers including Microsoft, Amazon.com and RealNetworks led the way but gaming, RFID, health care IT, mobile products, online services, interactive media, software development and communications are transforming Washington State - and every industry the technology touches.
Washington state's business assets including a superior transportation infrastructure, an end-to-end supply chain, low energy costs and renowned research institutions that have created a $368 billion economy across a diverse group of industries from aerospace and boat building to information technology and life sciences.
Grant County, Wash., has become a go-to data center destination thanks to its reliable and affordable power supply, abundant open space, low seismic zone and cool climate.
Clallam County's Innovation Partnership Zone Creates Opportunities for Coastal Energy Development.
The apple industry in Washington remains robust.
Companies that call Washington home, many of them with histories in the state that span more than 100 years, are pioneers in everything from information technology and aerospace to life sciences and retail. Washington's business climate has brought to life iconic brands such as Amazon, Costco, Microsoft and Starbucks.
From wind energy, hydropower and solar development to smart grids, clean fuels and energy efficiency, Washington state is at the center of clean energy technology innovation.