bestbuylogoWashington State’s pre-eminence as the leader of online retailing and cloud technology is drawing other retailers who want to enhance their online customer experience. Best Buy has recognized the depth of talent located here in both cloud technology and software development and will be opening a tech center in Seattle. Read more about their plans in Geekwire.

The software development community has grown exponentially as Washington tech professionals have mastered the art of online retailing, enhanced customer experience and the utilization of cloud technology. Washington State has over 14,000 tech companies and more than 176,000 tech-based workers including 90,000+ software developers. We have proven leadership and success in online retailing with industry legends like Amazon. Other industry leaders such as online retailer Alibaba, and social media and search giants Google, Facebook and Twitter have discovered the competitive advantages of a presence in Washington State.