Game. Point. Match.

Everything may be bigger in Texas but when it comes to video games, Washington State is the giant. At least, that’s what a new report published by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) says. Washington finished #2 in the U.S., with economic input from the...

Amazon captures the crown.

Washington’s aerospace roots may run deep, but the crown for the state’s largest employer has been claimed by a technology company for the first time. Started in a Clyde Hill garage by CEO Jeff Bezos, Amazon has grown to become the state’s #1 employer, eclipsing...

It’s true. Seattle is geek central.

The U.S. Census has confirmed what everyone in Washington State already knew: there’s a lot of smart people here. In fact, Seattle is #1 in the nation when it comes to the number of workers employed in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations,...

An economic powerhouse.

Yes, Silicon Valley is still the darling of the tech world. But nipping right at its heels is a state just to its north, Washington. Together, these two states have solidified the Pacific Coast as an economic juggernaut and stronghold of technological innovation and...

The race is on…

Automotive technology and Washington State go hand in hand. Just ask Jason Fiorito, whose grandfather built Pacific Raceways in 1959. Home to some of the best professional and amateur racing in the Northwest, the huge expanse of real estate surrounding the track is...

5G lab is state’s newest IPZ.

Sponsored by the city of Bellevue, the 5G Open Innovation Lab is Washington’s newest Innovation Partnership Zone.  The new zone will serve as a global hub for the development of next generation 5G mobile networks and technology. Partners in the new IPZ include the...

Denso comes to Washington State.

Global mobility giant Denso has quietly opened its new research and development office across from Amazon’s headquarters in downtown Seattle. The company plans to partner with regional technology companies and universities to develop cloud computing technologies,...

Washington’s own Big Bang Theory.

The catalyst for industry growth can be hard to spot. Exactly what is the singularity that gives way to the Big Bang, the explosion of a sector that eventually reaches critical mass that draws others from far and wide?Most of the time, there’s no way to really tell...

Taking a bite out of malaria.

Historically, the fight against malaria has been centered around vaccines and bed nets. But ask a team from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Xinova, a network of experts that match ideas with customers, and you’ll find the discussion centering around...

The Apple of one’s eye.

Fresh on the heels of Salesforce’s announcement of HQ2 comes news out of Apple. Expanding on its initial promise to hire 1,000 employees in Washington, Apple has announced that they will be bringing the total up to 2,000.A new building in the finishing stages on...
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