Some people might be surprised, but according to WalletHub, Washington State has the strongest economy in the nation. Are we business friendly or what?
I would guess that a lot of things like our strong high tech economy, innovative traditions, emphasis on education and legalization of pot help. Remember, pot is a revenue source.
We also still have water. Quite a few states, in the west at least, are coming under more and more restrictions on water use which can have devastating effects on agriculture.