Their new buildings in downtown Seattle will have 10 million square feet - an estimated 71,500 employees will be working there. Meanwhile, in Portland, the mayor crows when a web company moves from San Francisco to the Rose City, bringing five jobs with it.
But Seattle's not without its problems; there were 14 companies looking to build commercial and residential projects atop their Capitol Hill light rail station at one point, but ten of them have decided that light rail's really kind of a turkey, so they opted out. One of the remaining developers is the ever-popular-in-Portland Gerding Edlin, who made a bundle of cash doing subsidized commercial/condo development in the Pearl District. Capitol Hill in Seattle is equally "trendy" at the moment, so they should rake in a ton of additional cash with a "public-private partnership" arrangement up there.