Washington is home to nature, lots of good food, and also plenty of innovation. Our state has continued to remain a national tech hub and even just got a shout-out for being among the smartest cities in the nation. Fortune has released its list of the most admired companies in the world and it may or may not come as a surprise that three local companies made the top 10.

What companies are those? Amazon, Microsoft, and Costco Wholesale. The three companies are known by many around the world for providing convenience, technology, and affordability. They’ve grown from small operations to massive corporations.

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These are the top 10 most admired companies in the world:

  1. Apple
  2. Amazon
  3. Microsoft
  4. Berkshire Hathaway
  5. JPMorgan Chase
  6. Walt Disney
  7. Costco Wholesale
  8. Pfizer
  9. Alphabet
  10. American Express

It’s worth noting that Amazon and Microsoft actually tied for second place this year and also that Apple has taken first place for the 16th consecutive year. Wow! Looks like we have some tough competition to beat but we’ll be curious to see how our states companies match up next year.