Impressive talent paired with breathtaking views
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 127,580 people employed in select computer and engineering-related occupations, with 58,460 specifically related to applications and systems software developers. In addition, the region is one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live, according to U.S. News & World Report, making is easy for companies to recruit top talent from across the country.