Another in a very long list of major internet players will have an office in Washington State. Pinterest has announced the opening of a satellite engineering office in a Seattle co-working space as they look for permanent digs. Every company gives the same reasons for creating a significant presence in Washington: depth of tech talent pool, quality of life, cost of living and the robust tech eco-system.
Washington State is home to over 90,000 software developers and more than $2 billion is generated annually from apps development. Washington companies have been on the leading of edge of e-commerce, cloud computing, gaming and emerging virtual reality.
Pinterest joins a group of major tech companies with offices in Washington including: Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook, Alibaba, Best Buy, Plantir, Uber, ClearSlide, Salesforce, Dropbox, Hp and Ebay, Godaddy, Snapchat, Groupon and Jawbone. Of course, they join homegrown tech leaders such as Amazon, Microsoft, Expedia, Zillow and Tableau.