“The Seattle area is known for many things. But right up there with the coffee, the weather, and the music scene would have to be the gaming community.”

“…downtown Seattle has hosted two of the gaming industry’s largest expos…Casual Connect, a conference around casual games as opposed to traditional “core” games that tend to be more time and cost-intensive; and the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), which drew an estimated 50,000 people in a celebration of all the latest in gaming tech, business, and culture.”

It’s clear the Seattle has attracted a significant pool of talent to create this vibrant cluster and city continues to foster cluster development. With live productions like Nerdgasm, hosting both previously mentioned conferences this year and having significant economic priority for Washington State, bringing in over $4 billion dollars in direct revenue.

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