General

Greater Seattle is home to big ideas and fosters a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Our skilled labor force is unmatched. From aerospace to shipping, to software development and groundbreaking research, our game-changing drive sets this region apart.

Greater Seattle’s workforce is 2.1 million strong and gains nearly 20,000 new workers every year from other domestic and international cities.

Greater Seattle will have an estimated 200,000 additional workers by 2027.

Washington state saw a 3-percent increase in annual employment in 2018, making it the West Coast leader for employment growth. Greater Seattle accounts for 63 percent of the state’s net increase.

Greater Seattle is home to some of the best-educated and highly-skilled professionals in the U.S. More than 60 percent of residents over the age of 25 hold a degree.

Greater Seattle is the tenth best region in the world for attracting and supporting female entrepreneurs.

Between 2016 and 2017, greater Seattle was the best performing region in the U.S. for median earnings.