Impressive talent paired with breathtaking views

Tech Industry Spotlight

From our vibrant communities to our world-class economy, the entire Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue region is increasingly identified as a top destination for the creative class. We offer beautiful views of Mt. Rainier, waterfront and outdoor recreation, a growing international airport with global connections, and employment anchors like Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, and Zillow.

But beyond the picturesque panoramas and global giants, there are very practical reasons technology companies succeed in the Puget Sound – our world-class regional workforce; a data network stretching from Canada to Southern California and across the Pacific to Asia; and supportive business programs designed to help you launch operations successfully.

Workforce pipeline for tech

Nine regional colleges and universities, along with 12 technical schools, produce 54,200 graduates each year, including 17,750 with related engineering, mathematics, analytics, business, and other high-tech degrees.

Across the entire Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area, there are 130,348 people employed in select computer and engineering-related occupations, with 71,122 specifically related to applications and systems software developers.

~100% placement rates for UW Tacoma’s Technology & Analytics graduates

Employers include: Infoblox | Microsoft | T-Mobile | Amazon | Google | Boeing | Citco | AmEx


In addition, the region is one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live, according to both U.S. News and CNBC, making it easy for companies to recruit and retain top talent. Forbes listed the Tacoma-Lakewood metro area #10 on its Best Places for Business and Careers.

Your tech company can thrive in Pierce County.

Sarah Bonds

Vice President for Business Recruitment

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