This Tuesday, Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, together with the office of Mayor Mike McGinn, welcomed Facebook’s senior engineering team to Seattle in a private reception at City Hall alongside numerous local business and technology leaders. Facebook announced last month that they would opening an engineering office in Seattle and will be hiring approximately 30 staff in the coming year. The company’s decision to expand here – the company’s first office outside its headquarters in Palo Alto, CA – underscores Seattle’s wealth of technical talent and engineering expertise.
The welcome reception was attended by Mayor Mike McGinn; City Councilmembers Mike O’Brien, Nick Licata, and Sally Clark; representatives from the city’s Office of Economic Development and Office of Film + Music; Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce; enterpriseSeattle; the University of Washington; Seattle Sports Commission; Alaska Airlines; Fuzed Music; Amazon.com; and many more.
Read about Tuesday’s event in these articles:
The Seattle Times: “Facebook’s move to Seattle: The backstory” *
Seattle P-I: “Why we’re rolling out the red carpet for Facebook”
The Prosperity Blog: “Economic Development: A Love Story”*
*This story was featured in our Daily Digest. Find out more about the Daily Digest and subscribe to receive the daily business newsletter here.