Microsoft Accounts for 13.6% of Washington State Economy

With the economic slump in the US right now, it’s nice to know that Microsoft is contributing to 13.6% of the gross state product for the State of Washington. Great job, Microsoft. That’s a pretty large sum for a single company.

Additionally, according to a 2009 study by the Milken Institute, 23.4 of North America’s software jobs are in the Seattle area, thanks to Microsoft and its affiliated companies. That gives Jet City “a decisive lead in this category,” the study states.