U.S. News & World Report released their annual article that examines all 50 states, ranking the best and worst places to live in nationwide. Taking in factors such as health care, education, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, crime rates, and natural environment, Washington took the #1 spot overall.
“The Evergreen State is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream with its geological diversity, ranging from mountains to deserts, rainforests, and a Pacific coastline. It offers the Olympic Mountains, the San Juan Islands and the nation’s highest peak in the Lower 48 at Mount Rainier.
In addition to its scenic treasures, Washington is known as the birthplace of Starbucks coffee, The Boeing Co., Microsoft Corp, and Amazon. 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 milk, potato and cattle production.
The aerospace industry is a major economic driver for the state. The military and defense sector employs the second-largest number of people in Washington, with more than 127,000 active duty, reserve, guard and civilian personnel. Others successful industries include maritime, technology and clean energy.
Seattle – marked by its iconic Space Needle, which rests high above the rest of the city and lights up the night sky – is by far the state’s most populous city. Despite its reputation for rainy weather, Seattle has an average of 152 days of measurable rain per year.”
Read the entire report here: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/washington.
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