REI Reveals Design for Spring District Headquarters
REI last year announced that it would move its now cramped, 170,000-square-foot office headquarters from Kent to Bellevue, consolidating corporate workers currently spread throughout Puget Sound offices (including nearly 300 employees who work at the company’s Eastgate office) in one location.
The company recently shared a design rendering of its proposed three-building, 400,000-square-foot corporate campus slated for construction in the Spring District, a 36-acre, $2.3-billion, 5.3-million-square-foot mixed-use development project.
Livability Ranks Two Eastside Cities Among Top 100 Places to Live
Bellevue and Renton both made the list
Western Washington is revered for its beauty and scenic hangout spots, but Liveability confirmed why we love it so much after ranking two Eastside cities and one South Sound city on its 2017 list of top 100 best places to live.
Washington Named Ninth in Nation for Tech Employment
CompTIA, a leading technology association, recently released a nationwide study outlining data on the tech industry’s growth and 2016 statistics.
According to the study, the industry grew an estimated 4.9 percent in 2016 as employers added roughly 10,600 new jobs. Washington is home to some 13,362 tech businesses, with 9,200 of those located in the Seattle area. The state ranks second in the nation for average tech industry wages, with workers earning an average of $134,800 annually in 2016. And the tech sector accounts for about 13.2 percent of the state’s economy.