$104BGDP From Information Technology Sector
647High-Tech Sector Workers Per Billion of GSP
13.2%High-Tech Share of Total Workforce

From clean energy and life sciences to military and defense technology, it’s pretty clear the opportunities for Washington to be a leader in innovation and technology. The state produces $103.88 billion in GDP from the technology sector and ranks in the top 5 states for high-tech share of the total workforce. Washington is home to several tech-focused Fortune 500 companies including Amazon and Microsoft and the state invests heavily in research and development funding, with a total of just under $5 billion last year.