List of companies based in Seattle

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This is a list of large or well-known interstate or international companies headquartered in the Seattle metropolitan area.

As of November 2016, Seattle, Washington was home to six Fortune 500 companies: Internet retailer Amazon (#18), coffee chain Starbucks (#146), clothing merchant Nordstrom (#197), Weyerhaeuser (#373), Expeditors International (#390), and Alaska Airlines (#459).[1] Four more are located in the metropolitan area: Costco Wholesale (#15), Microsoft (#25), Paccar (#147), and Expedia Group (#385).


Computer hardware[edit]




Food and beverage[edit]



  • PEMCO — auto, home, boat, and life insurance
  • Safeco — property insurance
  • Trupanion — pet insurance

Intellectual property[edit]



Pet Care[edit]

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Video games[edit]

Companies based in the Greater Seattle area[edit]

Other large or well-known interstate or international companies popularly associated with Seattle are actually based in other Puget Sound cities:

Companies formerly headquartered in Seattle[edit]

  • Airborne Express (ground operations acquired by DHL, Plantation, Florida; air operations spun off as ABX Air, Wilmington, Ohio)
  • Associated Grocers (acquired by Unified Western Grocers of Los Angeles)
  • Boeing (now in Chicago, Illinois)
  • The Bon Marché (owned by Macy’s, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio; name changed to Bon-Macy’s in 2003; rebranded as Macy’s in 2005)
  • Cinnabon (acquired by FOCUS Brands, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Corixa — immunotherapeutics, closed in 2006
  • Costco (now in Issaquah, Washington)
  • Eddie Bauer (now in Bellevue, Washington)
  • Ernst Home Centers (liquidated following unsuccessful bankruptcy filing in 1996)
  • Frederick & Nelson (went out of business in 1992)
  • Group Health Cooperative (acquired by Kaiser Permanente in 2017)
  • Immunex (acquired by Amgen, Thousand Oaks, California)
  • Muzak (now in Fort Mill, South Carolina)
  • (defunct)
  • Rainier Brewing Company (now owned by Pabst Brewing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (now in Greenwood Village, Colorado)
  • REI (now in Kent, Washington)
  • Safeco (acquired by Liberty Mutual)
  • Seafirst Bank (acquired by Bank of America)
  • Shurgard Storage Centers (acquired by Public Storage)
  • Speakeasy, Inc. (acquired by Best Buy in 2007 and merged with MegaPath in 2010)
  • Surreal Software (acquired by Midway Games)
  • United Airlines (now in Chicago)
  • UPS (now in Sandy Springs, Georgia)
  • Washington Mutual (failed in 2008, acquired by JPMorgan Chase)
  • World Vision (now in Federal Way, Washington)
  • Zulily (acquired by Liberty Interactive)

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