The Innovation Triangle is the premier destination for innovative companies which need the talent and the environment to build the future.
The Innovation Triangle is a partnership between three communities (Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland) on Seattle’s Eastside dedicated to building and maintaining the world’s foremost innovation and technology center. We provide the talent and the environment for technology firms to build the future.
Located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States—between Vancouver and San Francisco—the Innovation Triangle offers convenient access to your firm’s global partners. Frequent nonstop flights offer seamless connectivity to Silicon Valley, as well as major business centers in Europe and Asia. And with a world-class fiber network, you can instantly communicate with partners, grow your business, and distribute software.
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Our Economic Output
Technology, data science, and engineering are the leading business drivers in the Innovation Triangle.
The Innovation Triangle’s economic output in 2013 was nearly $48 billion, making it one of the most dynamic regional economies in the United States. Our economy is larger than that of Durham, North Carolina, Boulder, Colorado, and Charleston, North Carolina.
Approximately 25% of Washington’s exports are technology products from the Innovation Triangle. Companies from around the world come to our region to expand their development capabilities and global reach.
In 2013, the Innovation Triangle’s exports totaled more than $65 billion.
The Innovation Triangle is a national leader in the knowledge economy. The talent pool here has a depth and breadth unmatched anywhere in the U.S.
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A Global Mindset
Over 30 percent of our residents were born outside the United States. The diverse perspectives of our population help create the energy where creativity and new ideas thrive. In the Innovation Triangle you will experience a welcoming environment, a cosmopolitan workforce, and a culture focused on global issues.
Quality of Life
Talented people are attracted to the Innovation Triangle. Nestled between the Cascade Mountains and picturesque waters of Puget Sound, the Innovation Triangle is one of the best places to live, work, learn, and play in the world, especially for those who love the outdoors.
We place a high value on work/life balance and sustainability. We have hundreds of miles of hiking & biking trails, easy access to winter skiing, plus a strong culture for boating & kayaking.
Surrounded by pristine natural beauty and abundant outdoor spaces, this unique area offers the ultimate in shopping, dining, and cultural attractions in pedestrian friendly neighborhoods.
It’s no wonder that so many workers choose to put down roots and raise a family in the Innovation Triangle.
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The Innovation Triangle is where some of the most popular video games were born. We have over 300 regional companies involved in game development. We are also at the center of the immersive reality revolution with companies developing VR and AR tools for next generation games, architecture, and medicine.
The next generation of space exploration led by firms based in the Innovation Triangle. Aerojet powered the Mars Exploration Rover missions while Planetary Resources is developing the technology to mine asteroids. The ability to recruit and retain talented engineering and computer science employees is an important asset of our region.
In the words of Carl Sagan
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
Our region excels at producing engineering, science, technology and creative talent that become global thought leaders. Your company can have access to the same leaders and pioneers that are designing the future of technology.
The University of Washington is rated by Reuters as the most innovative public university in the world. The UW boasts top degree programs in engineering, medicine and sciences.
Northwest University prepares individuals to pursue business and management careers in technology. Hands-on learning helps students adapt their skills for rapidly changing businesses.
Cascadia College offers two year and four year degrees in technology subjects ranging from sustainable energy practices to mobile application development.
DigiPen ranks as one of the best schools in the U.S. for digital arts and game design. Their industry-focused curriculum sends graduates to AAA studios like Valve and Bungie.
GIX is a partnership with the University of Washington, Tsinghua University and Microsoft to train tomorrow’s visionaries and tech trailblazers.
Bellevue College opens the door of higher education to students from around the world with degrees in technology and engineering.
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Is your company looking for a location with the best technology and engineering talent? Do you want to be part of the same ecosystem as some of the world’s most innovative companies? Then Washington’s Innovation Triangle is the right place for your next office. Contact us today.