Views of the mountains and Lake Washington Ship Canal combined with accessibility to the commercial downtown Seattle area make the Ballard business center an appealing business base. The business center occupies a building with a contemporary look and feel, both externally (thanks to a connecting stairwell shaped like a ship's prow) and internally (from its fresh modern reception area). The building is located in the increasingly trendy north Seattle neighborhood of Ballard/Fremont, which combines maritime industries such as commercial fishing, recreational yachting and support services like boat building, with a focus on the arts. Ballard also has a growing brewing industry. The business center is close to all amenities, including local bus routes and the I-5, which is about a 15-minute drive away. The closest airport is Boeing Field, which serves small commercial passenger airlines, private jets and helicopters and is home to 150 tenant businesses.