virtualrealityAlong with cloud computing, mobile applications and gaming, Washington is on the leading edge of virtual reality technology. Several major players, Microsoft and Valve are both launching new products into the augmented reality industry sector which is projected to generate $5 billion in 2016.

Microsoft’s Hololens is already being used by NASA and is targeted for developers. For consumers, Valve has partnered with HTC-Vive to roll out a virtual reality headset this spring. Other startup companies are widening the field in this emerging technology. Read more in the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Washington State has remained on the leading edge of digital technology. With over 90,000 software developers and highly-skilled engineering talent Washington will stay at the forefront of the digital frontier. If your company would benefit from being part of this entrepreneurial  and creative culture contact the Washington State Department of Commerce business experts at