Crossroads of Global Innovation
Seattle and surrounding communities – also known as the Puget Sound region – are in close proximity to major international markets on the Pacific Rim. It is home to a highly educated workforce and the University of Washington, ranked by Reuters as the most innovative public university in the world. Multiple industries – including aeronautics, biotechnology, clean energy, medicine, software and hardware, gaming, manufacturing, and retail – are deeply engaged here. This diversity drives the economy and uniquely positions the region for global partnership. GIX further strengthens the region’s position as a leading hub for leading edge technologies and a key connection point between the U.S., Canada, and Asia’s dynamic economies.