For Interactive Media Businesses
Washington is a global leader in interactive media development, and the heart of the industry is in the Eastside's high-tech corridor.
While video games are the most prominent example of interactive media, the industry produces more than just games for kids. The technology is also the foundation for future advancements in health sciences, education, military training and homeland security.
For many years, local companies have led the way in game development. Microsoft, Nintendo and RealNetworks lead a list of more than 150 local, noteworthy game-technology companies. The Eastside is also home to the DigiPen Institute of Technology, one of three top mathematics and video game design educational institutions it the U.S.
At Bellevue, we are committed to growing the local interactive media industry by nurturing and creating opportunities for entrepreneurial and expanding businesses. With more than 15,000 jobs at companies or divisions wholly devoted to games today, the local industry is growing by more than 30 percent each year.
For information about Bellevue, please review the ample information presented throughout the website. If you wish to talk about locating or starting a business here or to explore trade opportunities and investment joint-ventures, contact staff at the Office of Economic Development. At Enterprise Seattle, industry experts can assist in the recruitment and placement of interactive media businesses.