Microsoft moves from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Bellevue, Washington
1st January 1979
On 1st January 1979, Microsoft relocated its company headquarters from New Mexico to a new home in Bellevue, Washington. Recruiting engineers to New Mexico was proving difficult, and none of their customers were in Albuquerque.
Bill Gates said of the move:
"It took a while for me to sell the idea to everybody. Albuquerque has its advantages ... But everybody was very involved in what they were doing, and there was the excitement behind where we were going. So, I was able to get literally everyone but my secretary, Miriam Lubow, to come up with us. And that became the core group"
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