Google announced today a plan to lease more than 600,000 square feet of space in South Lake Union, dramatically expanding their presence in Seattle. (The Kirkland WA site – across Lake Washington from Seattle – was expanded last year. Expansion space for the current Seattle engineering office in the Fremont neighborhood at the north end of Lake Union was constrained.)
In addition to home-grown companies of all sizes – from Amazon and Microsoft to startups – Seattle is home to more than 70 engineering centers of companies headquartered elsewhere.
Excellent GeekWire coverage here.