About The Region


Snohomish County is urban and rural, manufacturing and research, maritime and alpine. We are aerospace and much, much more. Our strong manufacturing base provides the stability for businesses in all sectors to grow and thrive. We are a collaborative community where the private and public sectors work together towards economic vitality for the region. An expanding inventory of housing options enables employees to live near where they work.

Our State’s two research institutions, University of Washington and Washington State University, have a presence here; Excellent K-12 schools support early education. Two community colleges, that are often referred to as the most effective in the state,  support business and education needs at several levels. 4-year universities and several private education institutions are expanding their presence, with a focus toward STEM education. An outstanding library system provides online and hands-on access to critical information.

Freight moves into-and-out-of the county through a network of roads, rail, deep-draft seaports and an international airport. International travelers are equidistant from Tokyo and London. Quick access to Seattle’s major metropolitan area, and more secluded regions in which to enjoy the outdoors, put Snohomish County at the middle of it all.

We believe that Snohomish County is the place for businesses and residents to call home.