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Seattle is not the capital of Washington but it is still the largest city in the state. It has an estimated population of 724,000 people and covers 142 square miles along the west coast. Seattle is the seat of King County and area code 206 includes Kitsap County as well. The Seattle area code is an asset to any business interested in expanding in Washington because it’s the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and is located 182 miles from Portland and 235 miles from Vancouver, Canada.
Seattle was incorporated in 1869 and first attracted settlers that wanted to join the timber trade. Gradually the economy shifted, and in the late 19th century they experienced a population boom during the Klondike Gold Rush. The city continued to grow as the shipbuilding industry took off, especially during World War I and World War II.
In more recent years, Seattle has transformed into a tech hub. Microsoft moved into the area and other major names like Amazon helped the economy as well. Now, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and the 12th largest metropolitan economy in the United States.
The biggest company with headquarters in the Seattle area code is Amazon, which was ranked #8 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list. Other businesses from Seattle that made the list are Starbucks at #132, Nordstrom at #183, Alaska Air Group at #355, Weyerhaeuser, a real estate investment company, at #394, and Expeditors Intl. of Washington at #408. Additionally, area code 206 has one company on the Fortune 1000 list. F5 Networks, a technology company, came in at #932.
The Economic and Development Council of Seattle and King County reports that the five biggest employers in Seattle are Boeing Co., Microsoft Corp., University of Washington, Amazon.com Inc., and the King County Government. Outside of these, a major industry in the city is shipping and the Port of Seattle is the 8th largest in the United States. Other notable businesses in the city include Costco Wholesale Corp., Swedish Health Services, and the Group Health Cooperative.
The Seattle area code has a low unemployment rate of 4%, while the average across the United States is 5.2%. The average household income in area code 206 is $67,000, which is significantly higher than the national average of $53,000, and the city is expecting 39% job growth in the next 10 years. The top three occupations for residents in Seattle are professional, scientific, technical services, health care and social assistance, and retail trade, and 33% of the population makes over $100,000 per year.
In 2017 Forbes ranked Seattle #2 on their list of “Coolest Cities in America,” and the same publication also listed the University of Washington in Seattle at #5 on their round-up of “Best Value Colleges 2018.” Seattle is one of the cultural hubs of the Pacific Northwest so there are many annual events in the city that shouldn’t be missed. Some of the most popular are Emerald City ComicCon, the Seattle Wine and Food Experience, and the Seattle International Film Festival.
If your company is ready to grow in Washington, Seattle is the best place to start. Get connected with Nextiva VoIP services and reach a whole new market in a matter of days. With Nextiva digital phone services, you can expand your business with minimal risk. Instead of hiring new teams or opening another office in the city, simply add a Seattle area code to your business number to tap into the local audience. Then, you’ll be able to answer calls to area code 206 on a smartphone, tablet, or computer, anywhere in the world.
Purchasing a Seattle area code from Nextiva will help you run your business better. Every package comes with extra perks like voicemail to email services, conference calls, and call recording. Your business will also get access to the Nextiva Auto Attendant. This prerecorded software gives a professional impression to every caller while also efficiently getting them to the right extension.
That’s not all, though. Nextiva knows running a business isn’t easy, so you’ll also receive the NextOS software completely free. Manage your Seattle area code along and numbers across the country with ease when you have all of your users, callers, features, and billing in one place. Then, when you’re ready to grow, take advantage of the Nextiva flexible upgrades. Start with area code 206 and add more at your own pace. With Nextiva, you’re in charge of your VoIP service and will never be locked into packages you don’t need. Best of all, you can always budget with peace of mind knowing that transparent billing is a priority and the “no hidden fees” guarantee ensures you’ll never find extra charges on your bill.
Companies around the country are choosing Nextiva for their Seattle area code because here the customer comes first. The 100% in-house customer support department is on-call seven days a week and offers reliable troubleshooting when you need it most.
The Seattle metropolitan economy is the 12th largest in the United States so adding area code 206 to your business number just makes sense. Tap into the thriving Washington economy with a Seattle area code and take advantage of all that Nextiva has to offer.
You’ll get powerful PBX features, organizational software, flexible upgrade capabilities, responsive customer service, and true location independence with the ability to answer calls anywhere in the world.
So, what are you waiting for? Call now for instant activation on your Seattle area code, and join the Nextiva family today!
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