Is Seattle the next Silicon Valley?
19 February 2014 Last updated at 17:57 GMT
Seattle is home to some of the biggest names in tech, including Amazon and Microsoft.
The vibrant and laid back seaport town is also the location of a series of new start-up firms including the comical website icanhas.cheezburger.
So what makes it attractive to tech firms and does it have enough entrepreneurial spirit?
Richard Taylor reports.