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2 High button shoes.
John W. Nordstrom established his business in 1901 selling high-fashioned shoes.
6 10-4 good buddy!
PACCAR
is a leading worldwide manufacturer of light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, DAF, Leyland and Foden nameplates. Fabricated the steel for the construction of the Space Needle.
9 First name of legendary outdoorsman.
Eddie Bauer is the original khaki-and-flannel purveyor.
10 Bill & Melinda + Warren.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private grant-making foundation in the world. It seeks to improve people’s lives through long-term impacts in global health, education and access to technology by extending the benefits of modern science and technology to people around the world, especially where poverty serves as an obstacle to participating in these benefits. Warren Buffett, the "Oracle of Omaha," in 2006 announced a plan to give away 83% of his fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
12 Cyberspace bookstore.
Amazon pioneered online retail sales.
13 DBA - Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc., a merchandise agency, provides marketing services and customized branded merchandise solutions to Fortune 1000 enterprises. Seahawks green and blue hair, Mariners bobbleheads, Corona umbrellas and Home Depot coffee mugs are among the many DBA creations. 
14 Brownie Points. This company left Seattle many years ago but is still part of its legacy.
UPS - United Parcel Service is the world's largest package-delivery company. Technically UPS, now headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, does not belong in this puzzle. However, it was founded on August 28, 1907 in Seattle's Pioneer Square on the site of today's Waterfall Garden Park. Just couldn't resist giving the "brownies" a salute.
15 Siren logo.
The Starbucks logo is a siren distinguished from your run-of-the-mill mermaids by her two fish tales!
21 Huskies mascot nickname.
The University of Washington (U-Dub) is a top recipient of federal research funding.
Go
Dawgs!
22 Stunt scholars! (acronym)
The United Stuntmen's Association, International Stunt School is where Hollywood gets most of their stunt doubles.
     
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1 Move it!
Expeditors International is a major global logistics provider of air and sea freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and distribution services.
3 McCoy media.
RealNetworks pioneered streaming audio and video media for the Internet.
4 Albuquerque genesis.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen hatched Microsoft in Albuquerque, NM and 4 years later in 1979 moved the company to the Seattle area.
5 Definitely not pulp fiction.
Weyerhaeuser
is the world's largest private timberland owner with 5.3 million acres in the US.
7 Outdoor gear.
REI, outfitter of mountain climbers et al., is the largest retail cooperative in the US.
8 Home run for cancer research!
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world leader in research to understand, treat and prevent cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. It was founded by Dr. William Hutchinson in honor of his brother, Fred, a former major league baseball player and manager, who died of lung cancer at age 45. Hutch also operates the Cancer Information Service Contact Center and the Smoking Quitline for the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
11 Loan sharks cut to the chase! This company was was acquired by JPMorgan Chase on 9-25-08. 
WaMu - Washington Mutual was the largest savings and loan association in the US.
16 It's a Bird? It's a Plane? It's Sup....er, it's an Eskimo in the sky!
Alaska Airlines sports depictions of things Alaskan on the rudders of their planes.
17 "Will the last person leaving Seattle turn out the lights?" This company moved its corporate headquarters to Chicago on 9-4-01.
Two local wags (real estate agents Bob McDonald and Jim Youngren) spent $160 to put this message on a billboard on state Route 99 near Sea-Tac Airport on April 1, 1971 during the time of the Boeing bust in of March 24, 1971. 7,000 blue and white collar workers lost their jobs on this faithful day when the federal government decided not to award a contract to the company to build the SST - Supersonic Transport - an airplane which was never built.
18 Calling all warehouse shoppers!
Costco is the nation's largest membership-based retail warehouse.
19 Safe at home!
Safeco is a national leader in selling insurance and financial products through independent agents. Safeco Field with its retractable-roof stadium is home to the Seattle Mariners.
20 Way faster than HAL 9000!
Cray Inc., formed from the merger of Tera Computer and Cray Research is the global supercomputing leader.
  
Here are 8 more companies with Seattle roots.

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