U.S. News ranks Washington #1 Best State
Washington’s success doesn’t stop with having the highest GDP growth and strongest job growth in the nation last year, our state tops the list as overall “Best State” in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings. Strong technology and clean energy sectors are driving growth and innovation.
“The big challenge in front of us is to continue working to spread the opportunities evenly across the state.”
—- Washington State Department of Commerce Director Dr. Lisa Brown
For starters, we’re looking forward to making effective use of new rural broadband funding to bridge the digital divide between wired and underserved communities. Expanding high-speed, resilient communications service strengthens communities by equalizing the potential for economic development, public safety, health care and education, no matter where you choose to live and work.