Incorporated in 1908, it is the transportation hub of the Northwest. It has the major highway crossroads Interstates 5 and 405, Sea-Tac International Airport next door and trucking, public transport, rail and seaports all easily accessible. The city is a significant center of commerce with 45,000 people working there every day even though its population is half that. It is known for a friendly business climate. Widely known for its Westfield Southcenter Mall, visited by 100,000 daily, it is also home to over 2,000 businesses including METRO, Red Dot Corporation, Group Health and is the computer sales capital of Washington.
A Tree City USA the last 4 consecutive years, Tukwila has 17 city parks, 2 major interconnected trails systems, a community pool and an abundance of recreational programs to keep citizens busy. It is the home of the Family Fun Center and the Northwest's premier participatory athletic complex, Starfire - practice center to the Seattle Sounders FC. Foster Links Golf Course and the Tukwila Community Center sit alongside of the Duwamish River. In 2008, the American Heart Association named Tukwila a Platinum Level Fit-Friendly City. The world-class Museum of Flight is in town with its "Red Barn," where the Boeing Company manufactured its first aircraft.