A study conducted by U.S. News & World Report ranked all 50 states. The study is based on a variety of things from education, health, economy infrastructure & more. WASHINGTON STATE is #1 this year for the first time in the history of this study.

According to our governor Jay Inslee; "We are thrilled that U.S. News & World Report has named Washington the No. 1 state in the country. This confirms what we, in Washington have always known, that our state is great for businesses, workers, and investments, coupled with natural beauty and innovative, creative people. I am pleased to share Washington's success with the world."