MICHIGAN — Netflix has signed a new contract with King County, bringing its full-time workforce to the area.
The agreement, announced Thursday, is one of a number that Netflix is signing with the county.
The company will create a full-service video and audio production studio and provide production support to several community organizations, including the King County Chamber of Commerce and the Community Center for the Arts.
King County, which is the fourth largest county in the United States, was a major focus of Netflix’s expansion last year.
Its population reached nearly 6.7 million in 2020, a 15% increase from the year before.
In 2017, the company expanded to three additional locations, including three more in downtown King County.
King has a population of more than 6.3 million and is a hotbed of tech talent.
Netflix’s presence in the region was particularly important because of the company’s high profile as the leader of a new media company, Amazon Studios.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said the deal with King, which the company says is the largest-ever for the county, is a win for the region.