irocdave wrote:This should be old news to anyone who was directly involved, but the company I work for was awarded the contract for the Expedia project at the old Amgen campus. This is a huge deal for a privately owned local company as well as a huge deal for the local economy. I am friends with several of the people that pitched this job and it was a forgone conclusion that it would go to a much larger national company rather than the home team. This is such a huge win for the home town team, it will keep a couple thousand direct and indirect workers employed for a couple of years. These are high paying middle class jobs, the outlying businesses will prosper as well.
Just crowing a bit as we thought this was going to a much larger company but the decision makers at the big E were convinced the home town team had a firm grip on this very challenging project and would pull the rabbit out of the hat. Just like we always have and will continue to do.
Expedia project? Are you setting up a travel company?
Edit: I didnt know Expedia was Washington based and is moving HQ.