Poll: Microsoft’s influence on the Seattle area overall has been:

Microsoft's influence on the Seattle area overall has been:

  • very positive (65%, 46 Votes)
  • somewhat positive (18%, 13 Votes)
  • neutral (4%, 3 Votes)
  • somewhat negative (7%, 5 Votes)
  • very negative (6%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 71

This poll was active 10.19.2014 through 10.25.2014

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About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market. Tim also hosts the weekly improv comedy sci-fi podcast Dispatches from the Multiverse.


  1. 1

    Microsoft money got rid of Ken Behring, so no matter what else Microsoft being here might have done, their impact has been very positive.

  2. 2
    Bryan Copley says:

    Microsoft put Seattle on the tech map; it’s brand is nearly synonymous with Seattle.

    The three most important technological eras in Seattle’s history have been the Boeing era, the Microsoft era, and now the Amazon era. New MSFT CEO Satya Nadella is taking proper steps to ensure that the emergence of one era doesn’t coincide with the decline of another.

  3. 3
    wreckingbull says:

    Microsoft has already passed its zenith, even with Nadella’s karmic magic at the helm. That heavy flywheel is still spinning fast, generating plenty of cash, but there is no way a new ‘era of Microsoft’ is coming. They are now in also-ran status for good.

  4. 4

    I Love Companies Bringing Employment Into Seattle Too

    Too bad the mountains to the east of our strip of livable Seattle area land are too close to put in new freeways too. Freeway tunnels or masses of new freeway bridges in the future? This would require mass infrastructure funding, but I’d still like the infrastructure in place before clogging more growth into to our limited 1960 freeway system with new companies. Its called the “horse before the cart” and had we done this right, we likely would not have lost all the Boeing fabrication jobs from Kent Valley and Auburn to squeeze MSFT in. Banning car ownership won’t work either until walking and bikes are more generally accepted and I’d add too, workable for Seattle area commerce. They aren’t at all yet.

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