The Seattle metro area is currently characterized by positive job growth, with a 2.9% gain in employment, which represents an increase of 43,000 new jobs. Downtown Seattle ranks 12th among the 231 major employment markets in the U.S. for job density, and that ranking is expected to rise.
Some of the region’s largest employers are within minutes of the Centerview. In nearby South Lake Union, Amazon’s new 3.3 million square foot headquarters is currently under construction. The project is estimated to bring an additional 23,000 Amazon employees to the area, bringing Amazon’s total employment near 50,000. Amazon is expected to occupy a total of 10 million square feet of office space by 2019.
Other top area employers include F5 Networks, Zulily and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which are all less than a mile away from Centerview, while other employers such as Expedia.com are in the process of locating their corporate headquarters in the immediate area. Bus stops are located along Denny Way and along First Avenue N providing convenient access to these and many other top employers.