Geography of Retailing Inside the Pacific Northwest
The Pacific Northwest—Washington, Oregon and Alaska—is just about as far from everything else as one can get in the United States. Just ask the Seattle Mariners baseball team, which likely logs more road trip miles per year (50,000 by one published estimate) than any other team in the major leagues.
There's quite a bit of wilderness in the Northwest—and quite a bit of new construction. The region is a hotbed of custom installation and tech-savvy consumers. It's a great area for CE as well as appliances, and it's served quite well by numerous national and regional chains, as well as a healthy contingent of independent dealers and installers.
Population and demographics