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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

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Door to Door Storage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Door to Door Storage Transportation Door To Door Storage is a United States self-storage company which provides storage boxes for customers to fill at their premise. The company delivers the storage boxes which customers load and ...more

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DotNetNuke Corporation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
DotNetNuke Corporation Open-source software DotNetNuke Corporation is a privately held corporation with head offices in Seattle, Washington. DotNetNuke Corporation is the official Project Owner and Maintainer of the DotNetNuke® Web ...more

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Eddie Bauer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Clothing, Retail, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc. is an American holding company that operates the Eddie Bauer clothing store chain, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, United States. EBH was formed after Eddie ...more

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Emeritus Senior Living is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Emeritus Senior Living Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Emeritus Corp. is a healthcare company that provides assisted-living situations for the elderly suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

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Escape Factory is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Escape Factory

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Expedia, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Travel agency, Technology, Support Activities for Transportation Expedia Inc. is the American-based parent company to several global online travel brands including Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Egencia, Venere, Expedia Local Expert, Classic Vacations ...more

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Expeditors International is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Logistics, Arrangement of Transportation of Freight and Cargo Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. is a global logistics and freight forwarding company headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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Faves.com is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Faves was a social bookmarking and networking software that installs a single browser button for users to "fave" a webpage, making a link to the page part of their Faves profile. Until ...more

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Fluke Corporation is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Fluke Corporation Manufacturing, Musical Instrument Manufacturing Fluke Corporation, a subsidiary of the Danaher Corporation, is a manufacturer of industrial testing equipment including electronic test equipment. It was started in 1948 by John Fluke, Sr., a ...more

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GameHouse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Video game, Video game industry GameHouse is a casual game developer, publisher, digital video game distributor, and portal, based in Seattle, Washington, United States GameHouse distributes casual games for PC and Mac ...more

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Generation YES is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Generation YES Education Generation YES, is a U.S. technology education non-profit organization that works with schools around the world. Dennis Harper is the founder and CEO. Their programs focus on student centered, ...more

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Groundspeak is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal

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Haggen Food & Pharmacy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Haggen Food & Pharmacy Supermarket Haggen Food & Pharmacy is the largest independent grocery retailer in the Pacific Northwest. As of December 2014, Haggen operates eighteen stores primarily on the I-5 corridor between the ...more

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HealthUnity is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
HealthUnity HealthUnity Corporation is an American software company serving the health information exchange market. They provide software products and services for various types of HIE deployments. ...more

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Humongous Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Video game, Video game industry Humongous Entertainment Inc. is an American video game developer. The company is known for its line of educational games for children. The company is currently owned by Tommo Inc.

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Hyperlite Wake Mfg. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Hyperlite Wake Mfg. Sports Hyperlite is a wakeboarding company that has been around since the sport was first invented. Hyperlite sponsors many professional wakeboarders and wakeskaters, such as Shaun Murray, Rusty ...more

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Icos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Icos Biotechnology Icos Corporation was the largest biotechnology company in the U.S. state of Washington before it was sold to Eli Lilly and Company in 2007. It was founded in 1989 by David Blech, Isaac Blech, ...more

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Immunex is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Biopharmacy

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Indieflix is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Indieflix Film distribution Indieflix, Inc is an independent film distribution and online streaming agency based in Seattle, WA. The company provides an online streaming media service that gives consumers access to ...more

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Insitu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Insitu Insitu, Inc. is an American company headquartered in Bingen, Washington that builds unmanned aerial vehicles. On July 22, 2008, it was announced that Insitu would be acquired by long-time ...more

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Intermec is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Intermec Intermec is a manufacturer and supplier of automated identification and data capture equipment, including barcode scanners, barcode printers, mobile computers, RFID systems, voice recognition ...more

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EMC Isilon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Computer data storage, Computer Storage Device Manufacturing Isilon® Systems is the worldwide leader in clustered storage systems and software for digital content, enabling enterprises to transform data into information - and information into ...more

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Johnson Braund Design Group is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Johnson Braund Design Group Architectural Services Johnson Braund, Inc. is an architecture and design firm with based out of Seattle, Washington. Firm acts as prototype designer for a number of Marriott International chains, including Residence ...more

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Jott Networks, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Jott Networks, Inc. Jott was a voice-to-text transcription service which allowed its users to call a toll-free telephone number and speak for up to 30 seconds. The speech is then transcribed to text using a ...more

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Judy's Book, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in Washington
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal Judy's Book is a social search tool and online yellow pages used by millions of registered users across the United States to find the best deals, discounts and coupons and to locate local ...more