Seattle has lot more going on than just the Seahawks' overwhelming defense, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday.
The Pacific Northwest city not only brought home its first Super Bowl on Sunday night in lopsided fashion, Seattle is also the "hub of corporate commerce" in the United States and home to several stocks to watch this trading session, Cramer said.
Highlighting Washington state companies such as Microsoft, Amazon and Starbucks, Cramer centered on wholesaler Costco, based just outside Seattle, as a strong company in a weak retail sector. He lumped in Whole Foods, which is headquartered in Austin, Texas, as a similar company that can weather the troubles hitting retail.
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"These are two companies that people always want to work for," Cramer said, referring to Costco and Whole Foods. "The wages are good. People move up within their own organizations. ... I think both these companies are terrific."
Cramer said he also liked Amazon as a stock pick despite a rocky slide last week after the company missed earnings expectations.
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Turning his attention to the home state of the other, less fortunate Super Bowl team—the Denver Broncos—Cramer said executives there are worried about more than just last month's volatile stock market. They're worried about becoming the "stoner state" now that recreational marijuana sales have been legalized.
Cramer said he spoke with several Colorado business leaders while attending the Super Bowl at the New Jersey Meadowlands on Sunday night. It's a similar issue that could hit Washington state too, as recreational sales there become legal later this year.
"They're all torn about it," Cramer said of the Colorado executives. "Workers smoke pot and it's legal. And they don't know what to do. None of the executives I talked about are in favor of it."
—By CNBC's Jeff Morganteen. Follow him on Twitter at @jmorganteen and get the latest stories from "Squawk on the Street."