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1 Costco Wholesale 29 64,400.2 Issaquah
2 Microsoft 44 51,122.0 Redmond
3 Washington Mutual 97 25,531.0 Seattle
4 Weyerhaeuser 147 16,871.0 Federal Way
5 Paccar 169 15,221.7 Bellevue
6 171 14,835.0 Seattle
7 Starbucks 277 9,411.5 Seattle
8 Nordstrom 299 8,828.0 Seattle
9 Safeco 388 6,208.8 Seattle
10 Expeditors International of Washington 458 5,235.2 Seattle
11 Alaska Air Group 599 3,506.0 Seattle
12 Puget Energy 638 3,220.1 Bellevue
13 Expedia 737 2,665.3 Bellevue
14 Plum Creek Timber 982 1,675.0 Seattle
15 Potlatch 990 1,656.5 Spokane
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