Silicon Valley techies are fleeing to Seattle

March 17, 2017

Silicon Valley might be considered the center of the technology universe, but other cities across the country are also attracting some of tech’s best and brightest, including one located 800 miles north of the San Francisco Bay Area: Seattle.

There are now 250,000 people working in technology-related jobs in the state of Washington, according to the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), which says the industry is growing at about 10 percent per year. Nearly 90 percent of those jobs are located in King County, which includes Seattle, where Amazon is headquartered, and neighboring cities like Redmond — Microsoft’s home — and Bellevue.

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