Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Photo Galleries
Exploring 10 great cities for business in Asia From Shanghai to Tokyo, Mumbai to Hong Kong, here's how to make the most of the days between the deadlines. More
10 of the best beaches near airports Wait out your layover in the transit lounge? Or grab some sun, sand and surf? More
World's Top Employers for New Grads For an exclusive CNNMoney list, research firm Universum Global surveyed business students at colleges around the world to see where they most want to work. More
Special Offer

6 tech launching pads

A look at six rising technology hubs across the country, from the Pacific Northwest to southern Virginia - and even the Rust Belt.

1 of 6
BACK NEXT
Bellevue, Wash.
Bellevue, Wash.
With Microsoft's Redmond headquarters just five miles from downtown, Bellevue attracts a wealth of talented software engineers. (Hitachi and Sun Microsystems also have facilities in the area). The city hosts a number of successful startups, such as Expedia.com, dreamt up by former Microsoft employees, as well as a growing community of videogame developers.

Other thriving local industries include telecommunications and wireless technology. For these industries, one of the city's main attractions is investment firm Trilogy Equity Partners, which was co-founded by John Stanton, Western Wireless founder and former CEO of T-Mobile USA, also based in Bellevue.


NEXT: Portland, Ore.
Last updated March 26 2008: 11:55 AM ET