Washington is the only state named after
a President. Interestingly, the area was originally known as Columbia after the
river that runs through it but that name was changed so as not to cause
confusion with the District of Columbia. Go figure.
The economy of the state is highly diverse including high technology companies,
aircraft manufacturing and logging. Some of the more prominent companies with
headquarters in Washington are The Boeing Company, Microsoft, Amazon.com and
Weyerhaeuser. Most of these industries as well as over 60 percent of the population
are centered around the Seattle area. The state itself, is the second most populous
state west of the Mississippi.
As the Evergreen state is known for several things including no state income tax, a
tremendous amount of rain and an sincere dedication to the environment it attracts
an iconoclastic type of person. The state is strongly pro-entrepreneurial and leads
the nation in securing workers’ rights.
Washington offers tremendous opportunities for business, employees and their
families. In short, everyone from manual laborers to high tech geeks and everyone
in between can find career and life fulfillment in this beautiful and exciting
Additional information can be found regarding Washington's economy
and key employers by visiting Wikipedia: Washington (state) Economy.