Welcome to We Work For Health Washington. We’re dedicated to promoting the economic benefits of life science business and research for Washington state's economy and patients around the world. We Work For Health seeks to educate our elected leaders, the news media and the communities they serve about these key contributions of the life science sector in our state.

The biopharmaceutical sector is the foundation of one of Washington’s most dynamic innovation and business ecosystems. Not only does the industry invest heavily in the research and development of new treatments and cures, it also generates high quality jobs, powers economic output and exports for the U.S. economy and sustains a very large-scale supply chain.


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Supporting High Quality Jobs in Washington

The innovative biopharmaceutical sector directly supported 17,600 jobs in Washington in 2020. These jobs are often high-skill, high-wage professions.

The industry also supported another 48,203 jobs indirectly, for a total of about 65,803 jobs across the Washington economy. These additional jobs are with vendors and suppliers such as construction companies and I.T. companies, and jobs generated by the sector’s employees such as day care centers and restaurants.

Washington workers whose jobs were supported by the biopharmaceutical sector paid a total of $1.2 billion in personal taxes in 2020—$1.1 billion in federal taxes and $68.5 million in state taxes.

Washington's Economic Impact

In 2020, the biopharmaceutical sector supported $19.2 billion in economic output for the state of Washington—including $8.3 billion generated directly by the sector, and another $10.9 billion through its vendors and suppliers and through the economic activity of its workforce.

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