Uncommon Thinkers Welcome

We are one of the world’s most scenic places with stunning beauty and dramatic views across Puget Sound and the Cascade Range. Known as the Emerald City, Seattle is a dynamic, urban metro with world-class attractions, thriving arts and culture, forward-thinking chefs and delicious seafood, and an unparalleled dedication to all things local. It is the perfect place to work, to build your ideas, to live, and to change the global landscape.

It is also home to the two largest cloud computing companies in the world (Amazon + Microsoft), and the largest aerospace supply chain in the United States, due in large part to Boeing's more than 100-year history in the region. The region's economy is bolstered by three deep water ports, the fifth largest container gateway in the nation, and a top 10 international airport.

Through public and private collaboration our region is tackling the greatest challenges of our time when it comes to climate change. The state of Washington is committed to being 100% reliant on non-carbon emitting energy by 2045, which is fostering radically new ideas in energy production and storage technologies, grid management and alternative energy supplies.

The SelectUSA Seattle Spinoff will catalyze these unique strengths to focus on aerospace, maritime, and the intersection of IT and sustainability across our key industries. If you are driven by new ideas, we hope you will join us.

Space is limited. Respond no later than May 1st. All registrants contact Jack Pedlow: [email protected]

Who Should Attend?

We welcome companies led by uncommon thinkers who are ready, willing, and able to establish a significant presence in the Seattle region.

The 2-day program will provide senior-level executives with research and analysis of the regional economy, tours of innovation and R&D centers, local competitive advantages, and engagement with leaders in both public and private sectors.

Convergence of Industries

Aerospace

Greater Seattle has the highest employment level in aerospace engineers in the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is home to 900+ aerospace-related companies employing 95,000 people.

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Energy

The state of Washington is aggressively pursuing efforts to become 100% reliant on non-carbon emitting energy by 2045. There is an office of renewable fuels within the Washington Department of Commerce, and state lawmakers created new tax breaks for renewable energy projects.

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IT

Greater Seattle offers one of the highest proportions of tech talent in the U.S. and leads the nation in brain gain by attracting world-class talent with an unmatched quality of life.

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Life Science

Greater Seattle is ranked in the top 10 life science clusters in the nation and has pioneered life-changing discoveries such as the first bone marrow transplant, the first mobile defibrillator, the modern ultrasound, and the first COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials.

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Maritime

Home to three deep water ports, Greater Seattle is a frontrunner and ideal location for leading decarbonization of the maritime sector, while also maintaining and growing its status as the 5th largest container gateway in the U.S.

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Transportation and Logistics

Local transportation and hotel will be covered for approved participants.

Registration & Agenda

Registration is closed. See you at the SelectUSA Summit in Washington, D.C., or at out next SelectUSA Seattle Spinoff in 2025!

Agenda

Our Sponsors

City of Bellevue

Catalysts

City of Tacoma

Catalysts

Washington State Department of Commerce

Catalysts

Tacoma Public Utilities

Catalysts

Alaska Airlines

Innovators

Amazon

Innovators

City of SeaTac

Innovators

Economic Alliance Snohomish County

Innovators

Pulse Group Consulting

Innovators

Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

Innovators

City of Bothell

Partners

City of Everett

Partners

Clover Park Technical College

Partners

Economic Development Board of Tacoma Pierce County

Partners

Port of Everett

Partners

Port of Tacoma

Partners

Sea Scouts

Partners

Snohomish County

Partners

Travel Tacoma

Partners

Tulalip Tribes

Partners

University of Washington Tacoma

Partners

World Trade Center Tacoma

Partners

Business representatives from around the world are exploring opportunities thanks to an economic development program organized by Greater Seattle Partners (GSP). We are happy to be part of this program and to be able to establish lasting relationships with other business leaders.

2023 SelectUSA Spinoff Attendee