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Why did Costco start in the Northwest and get so big?

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The Associated Press
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Everyone has a Costco story. You go in to buy diapers and come home with a new sofa.

The Northwest is home to a variety of companies that have changed how we live our lives.

We spend more now on coffee thanks to Starbucks. Amazon is changing the way we read books. And another company with deep local roots has gotten many of us to buy more of everything: Costco.

Read more on I Wonder Why ...?

Jennifer Wing is a former KNKX reporter and producer who worked on the show Sound Effect and Transmission podcast.
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