The ELW Building center is located in an office park setting in a four-story class-A building with a spacious, light lobby. Vancouver is the fourth largest city in the state of Washington, known as the birthplace of the Pacific Northwest. It sits on the north bank of the Columbia River and the port is a thriving centre for wind turbine imports. The area is known for its innovative sustainable business mentality as well as having strong hi-tech and service sectors. Washington boasts an outstanding climate for business and was recently ranked as the fifth best state for business in the Forbes Index and as the fifth friendliest state for small business and entrepreneurs by the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council's Small Business Survival Index. Manufacturing industries in Washington include aircraft and missiles, shipbuilding and other transportation equipment, lumber, food processing, metals and metal products, chemicals, and machinery.