Microsoft Corp. today filed a development agreement (DA) with the City of Redmond outlining its plans to make one of the largest corporate campuses in the world even larger through a major expansion of its Redmond headquarters. In the plan, Microsoft also commits up to $30 million (U.S.) in local transportation and infrastructure.
The DA indicates Microsoft’s intent to add about 2 million square feet of new site and infrastructure renovations to its existing 8-million-square-foot campus over the next 10 to 20 years. The additional development is expected to ultimately house between 10,000 and 12,000 workers.
While Microsoft continues to grow globally, the company remains strongly committed to its roots. Microsoft expects to hire 6,000 to 7,000 new employees worldwide this fiscal year, and 3,000 of those are expected in the Puget Sound region alone.