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Explore: Seattle

Learn all about Seattle and what we have to offer.

Seeing the impact and influence I have within my team and how my individual contributions, ideas and experience is valued by the organization is truly rewarding as an employee. 
- Steve Martinez, Information Technology

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  • Starbucks has 23 coffee shops for every 100,000 residents in Seattle, the most per-capita in the United States. There are eight Starbucks located in a 3-block radius of the Western Office.
  • The Seattle location is just steps away from the 11-story Seattle Public Library - a truly amazing architectural masterpiece comprised of glass and steel in downtown Seattle that was opened to the public on May 23, 2004.
  • Seattle is home to the first revolving restaurant called the Space Needle which was established in 1961.
  • Seattle, which is known as the “Rainy City,” gets less rainfall annually than Atlanta, Boston, New York, Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Miami, with 37 inches.
  • There are over 12,308 hotel rooms available in downtown Seattle.
  • There are several Fortune 500 companies located in Puget Sound. These include:
    • Costco Wholesale
    • Microsoft
    • PACCAR Inc.
    • Starbucks Corporation
    • Nordstrom, Inc.
    • Weyerhaeuser Company
    • Expedia
    • Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
    • Alaska Air Group, Inc.
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