GSP attracts national and international companies and investment to support job growth in our region’s diverse industries. We use evidence-based research to understand target investment opportunities and support companies and site selectors.Launch site selection tool
Whether you are a local company looking for information about our region, or an outside company or institution considering greater Seattle for your next location, GSP helps you navigate this process. We work closely with the public and private sectors to ensure you have the information and tools you need.
GSP has developed a foreign direct investment program to support the relocation and growth of international companies in the greater Seattle region.
GSP is here to support all businesses, from research inquiries to workforce information.
Research and analysis
GSP will serve as the region’s resource for sophisticated data analytics and research that showcases our region, supports GSP promotion and recruitment initiatives, and summarizes current economic trends to support our partners.
- We provide a regional dashboard to track key indicators and measure economic progress using GINI index and gross metropolitan product as benchmarks.
- Among the key data points that GSP tracks are new investments coming into the region, jobs created by those investments, and new business attraction and capital investments in the region.
- We conduct a comparative analysis of economic data in other US regional metros will provide evidentiary support for investment in greater Seattle.
Business & investment attraction
Inbound trade missions & support
GSP coordinates and hosts inbound international business delegations and creates high-value programs that ensure productive visits. We have an extensive network of regional contacts and are able to make connections across industries and jurisdictions to foster global business and collaboration.
- GSP strategically sits at the intersection of private business, local government and economic development which enables facilitation of international connections and investment for regional job creation and growth.
Outbound missions & events
GSP forges international business connections through targeted outbound missions. These trips are opportunities for diverse groups of regional leaders and representatives to strategically promote and grow the greater Seattle region.
- Outbound business development missions advance specific opportunities to invest in ongoing relationships and identify new opportunities.
GSP facilitates cross-sectoral introductions and collaboration among business and civic leaders who are committed to economic development and global engagement to enhance our competitiveness.
- GSP convenes global executives and civic leaders to foster dialogue and knowledge sharing around common interests, challenges and opportunities.
Local economists predict Washington state's job growth rate will remain steady across all industries in 2019 with tech, online retail, and professional and business services estimated to see the most growth.
Washington state saw a 3-percent increase in annual employment in 2018, with greater Seattle accounting for 63 percent of the state’s net increase.
In 2018, Washington state was named the second-best state for business by CNBC.
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