Redmond, city (1990 pop. 35,800), King co., W Wash., a suburb of Seattle, on Lake Sammamish; inc. 1912. Its economy centers around computer software (Microsoft Corp. is located there); research and development industries; and diverse manufacturing, including computers, semiconductors, printed circuit boards, sporting goods, lighting equipment, building products, machinery, furniture, medical instruments, clothing, and aerospace parts. Of interest are the preserved portions of the old brick Stevens Pass highway, and Marymoor Park, site of archaeological excavations and a historical museum.
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