In addition to its scenic treasures, Washington is known as the birthplace of Starbucks coffee, The Boeing
Co., and Microsoft Corp. Because of its coastal location, Washington is a key exporter
for the U.S., particularly for transportation equipment. Additionally, Washington is crucial to the nation’s food and agriculture industry, generating 70 percent of the country’s apples
, and also leading in wheat, milk and potato production. The state’s median household income, $64,129 in 2015, was above the national average of $55,755. The unemployment rate
was slightly below the national average.
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A Snapshot of the Overall Rankings. Washington is 5th and Oregon 19th. Way To Go Massachusetts!!!
Washington is the 9th best US state for National Health Care!
Washington is the 7th best US state for National Education!
Washington is the 25th best US state for Crime & Corrections!? — Looks like we've got some work to do!
Washington is the 2nd best US state for infrastructure. Looks like we're keeping up with our growing number of neighbors and locals!
Washington is ranked the 17th best US state for Opportunity! Looks like we've got the opportunity to become #16 this year!
Washington is ranked the 11th best US state for Economy!
Washington is ranked the 8th best US state for Government! That's saying a lot for how unhappy some people (elsewhere) are right now :D
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