sea.citi promotes civic engagement in the local tech sector by building relationships between community, government, and innovation workers.
The Puget Sound region has experienced a growing presence of tech workers but little is known about their attitudes, community engagement, demographics, and political leanings. This report provides new insights on the interests of the local tech workforce and signals growing opportunity for the public to leverage.
sea.citi is building local community engagement programming for tech workers resulting in this market research report, conducted by EMC Research.
Local tech companies and regional tech industry groups distributed the online survey to tech workers via newsletters, direct emails, tech company intranet postings, and internal slack/chat sharing.
The survey garnered 1,618 responses from 51 companies.
Tech workers are taking action
61% of respondents volunteered or donated on important regional issues in the last year
Tech workers care about the issues
The top three issues are homelessness, stopping climate disruption, and ensuring affordable housing
Tech workers vote local
Most respondents are registered locally and many vote regularly
Tech workers plan to vote in 2019
82% of respondents plan to vote in the 2019 local elections
Tech workers want more engagement
An overwhelming majority of respondents (72%) agree there should be a group to help them get to know local issues and provide ways to engage and take action