Companies Companies Founded in Washington

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List of notable businesses founded in Washington, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Washington. The famous Washington companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful Washington company's names to find out even more about them.

Companies here include everything from Eddie Bauer to Starbucks.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in Washington?" and "What are the biggest Washington companies?"

If you're a Washington native then this list of the biggest Washington companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Washington.

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5th Cell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Video game, Video game industry
5th Cell is an independently owned video game developer founded in 2003 as 5th Cell Media, LLC. and is currently run by Joseph M. Tringali, Jeremiah Slaczka and Marius Falhbusch. The company is ...more

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Ambassadors Group is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Ambassadors Group Education, Educational services
Ambassadors Group, Inc. is a publicly traded educational travel company based in Spokane, Washington. It was originally an operating division of Ambassadors International, Inc., but was divested ...more

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ArenaNet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry
ArenaNet is a video game developer and subsidiary of NCSOFT, founded in 2000 by Mike O'Brien, Patrick Wyatt and Jeff Strain and located in Bellevue, Washington. They are the developers of the ...more

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Associated Grocers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Food Manufacturing, Wholesale
Associated Grocers was a retailers' cooperative that distributed full lines of groceries and general merchandise. Founded in 1934, it also provided retail services to independent groceries in ...more

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Attachmate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Software, Computer
Attachmate Corporation is a software company which focuses on secure terminal emulation, legacy integration, and managed file transfer software. It is a subsidiary of the British software ...more

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Avalara is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Software, Computer
Avalara, Inc. is a privately held company with headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA developing cloud-based sales tax and compliance systems. Founded in 2004, Avalara is one of six Certified ...more

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Avantopia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Avantopia Software

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Azaleos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Azaleos
Azaleos Corporation was a Seattle-based American corporation. Founded in 2004 by Roger Gerdes and Keith McCall. Azaleos provided remote management for Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint ...more

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Bartell Drugs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Bartell Drugs Retail, Pharmacy
Bartell Drugs, also known as Bartell's, is a chain of pharmacies in the Puget Sound area of the U.S. state of Washington. It primarily serves the Seattle/King County area but also has stores in ...more

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Bassetti Architects is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Bassetti Architects
Bassetti Architects is an architectural firm based in Seattle, Washington with a second office in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1947, the firm has designed several well-known Seattle landmarks ...more

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Bi-Mart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Retail
Bi-Mart is an employee-owned chain of retailers located in the U.S. states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. A typical Bi-Mart houses merchandise including electronics and small appliances, ...more

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Big Fish Games is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Software, Video game, Video game industry
Big Fish Games is a Seattle-based casual gaming company. The company serves as both a developer and distributor of casual games, primarily on computers and mobile devices. The company was ...more

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Blist is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Blist Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal
If a blog is a web log, well, a blist is a web list. A blist is a list with some structure. You can create all kinds of useful blists - one might be a list of dates, like a calendar, another ...more

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Boeing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Aircraft Manufacturing, Aircraft, Arms industry
The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites. It also provides leasing and product support ...more

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Aerospace, Aviation
Boeing Commercial Airplanes designs, assembles, markets and sells jet airliners and business jets; it also provides product-related maintenance and training to customers worldwide. A business ...more

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Callison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Callison
Callison is an international architecture firm based in Seattle, Washington. Callison was founded by Tony Callison in 1975 and now has 800 employees around the world. The firm plans and designs ...more

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CarDomain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
CarDomain
CarDomain.com was an online community site for car enthusiasts. Users could create profiles of their cars including pictures and write-ups, view the work of others, talk to the other users and ...more

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Cartoys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Retail
Car Toys, Inc. is a medium-sized chain of stores, founded and headquartered in Seattle. There are currently 50 stores, distributed throughout Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Texas. Car Toys ...more

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Cinnabon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Restaurant, Bakery
Cinnabon is a chain of American baked goods stores and kiosks, normally found in areas with high pedestrian traffic such as malls and airports. The company's signature item is a large cinnamon ...more

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Corbis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Corbis
Corbis Corporation is a company based in Seattle, Washington that licenses the rights to photographs, footage and other visual media. It has a collection of more than 100 million images and ...more

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Costco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Retail, All Other General Merchandise Stores, Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores
Costco Wholesale Corporation is an American membership-only warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise. As of 2014, it is the second largest retailer in the United States and ...more

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Cozi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Software, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal
Cozi is a free mobile app and website that helps families stay organized. Its features allow multiple family members to manage appointments and schedules with one account, as well as organize ...more

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Cybernetics Game Studios is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Cybernetics Game Studios Video game

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Dick's Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Restaurant, Fast food
Dick's Drive-In, or simply Dick's, is a fast-food restaurant chain in the Seattle, Washington area.

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digEplayer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
digEplayer
The "digEplayer" is a product line of "digEcor." digEplayers are self-contained, portable audio video on demand hard-disk based digital entertainment devices. Similar in size ...more