Work Downtown

The high energy emanating from Downtown Seattle is generated in part by its dynamic work environment. Innovative and exciting, this city embraces a work hard, play hard attitude and is full of people following their dreams and living their passions.

Home to some of the world’s most respected companies and organizations, Downtown Seattle is an enviable mix of business sectors, from the ever-growing global health and life sciences to the impassioned world of digital gaming. Powerhouses such as Amazon, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Russell Investments and Starbucks are just a few that call Downtown home.

With all the excitement and growth taking place, it’s no surprise Downtown features nearly half of all Seattle jobs and one-fifth of King County jobs, making it the city, county and state’s economic engine. The variety of jobs and the ease of getting to work – in an exciting and global setting – make working Downtown an appealing option for the quarter-million people employed here.

Visit our Economic Report section for more information about working Downtown, including workforce demographics, transportation options and more.  Looking for office market reports? Visit our Research Library.

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