Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Redmond, WA. is the fourth largest employment center in Puget Sound.

Redmond, WA – Governor Chris Gregoire and Redmond Mayor John Marchione were among the many guests at the grand opening of Nintendo’s new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters at 4600 150th Avenue NE. While Nintendo has been a fixture in Redmond for 26 years, this new headquarters building is a very visible sign that they are committed to growing in Redmond.
Nintendo is not the only one to feel that way. Last year, DigiPen University announced they will develop their new school facility in the Redmond Willows Road area and it will open for classes this fall. Group Health located its Eastside clinic in the newly opened River Park complex and Swedish and Evergreen Hospitals are both building emergency, diagnostic and medical facilities in Redmond.
As the fourth largest employment center in the Puget Sound region, Redmond’s businesses contribute a great deal to the area by pumping annually almost $8 billion of salary into the local economy. City officials are working hard to ensure this statistic will continue to grow in the years to come.
Source:   City of Redmond, WA. press release

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