Workforce & Talent on Seattle’s Eastside

The Innovation Triangle attracts talent from all over the world, and excels at producing engineering, science, technology and creative workers that become global thought leaders. With some of the highest educational attainment rates and best schools in the U.S., employers can access top talent and cutting edge innovation.

Technology and innovation may bring people here, but the Seattle area’s recreational opportunities, arts and culture scene, and overall high quality of life make people want to stay. Discover more about life in the Pacific Northwest below.


A world-class higher education system supports and drives the Innovation Triangle. And with some of the highest educational attainment rates and best schools in the United States, employers can access top talent and cutting-edge innovation.

University of Washington is the premier state research university in the Northwest, and has been consistently ranked as one the most innovative higher education institutions in the world. UW boasts top bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate programs in engineering, medicine, and the sciences.

Northwest University prepares individuals to pursue business and management careers in technology. Hands-on learning helps students adapt their skills for the rapidly-evolving business environment.

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.

The Global Innovation Exchange 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.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology provides students with training pathways that are practical, purposeful and promising—from engineering and computer technology, to digital gaming and media.

Best-in-Class STEM Talent

With some of the highest educational attainment rates in the country, the Innovation Triangle can meet and exceed your company’s workforce needs. More of our residents work in high-technology and creative industries than in top tech hubs, like Raleigh, Austin, San Jose, and Denver.

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Percentage of Workers in Computer and Mathematical Occupations

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