> The Bellevue advantage
Bellevue is a city that is ready to work with existing businesses and those interested in relocating their companies to the Eastside. A cross-section of the business community shows that the economy in Bellevue is strong and diverse. Many of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the state and the entire Northwest have chosen Bellevue as a base of operations.

Bellevue has a dynamic business community anchored by high-tech firms, quality retail businesses, banking, services and corporate headquarters. According to the City of Bellevue, the city's resident population is 120,600, while its workforce is over 149,000 and climbing.

Bellevue has more than 23 million total square feet of office space, a third of which is located downtown. The variety of office environments from which to choose, new space coming onto the market and a streamlined permitting process makes Bellevue an ideal place for new businesses or relocations.

Strong, Vibrant and Growing Economy
Bellevue has gained national and regional attention. CNN Money ranked Bellevue the 4th best city to live in their 100 Best Places to Live in America 2010 edition. In 2008, Fortune Small Business magazine named Bellevue the best place in the country to live and launch a business, and Washington CEO magazine named Bellevue 2008 City of the Year. As the metropolitan hub of the Eastside, Bellevue is a major player in the global marketplace. With a diverse and entrepreneurial mix of successful businesses, Bellevue leads the way in commerce and industry. Many companies choose Bellevue as their corporate or regional headquarters, and over the past three decades, employment growth has transformed the city from a suburban residential center to a thriving economic engine.

  • Bellevue is a proven business hub with over 145 headquartered companies
  • Bellevue has experienced a 45% growth in leasable office space since 2000
  • CEOs are connected through the Chamber and other organizations to network and ensure business success
  • Many of the region’s CEOs live in the community and invest in the civic, cultural, and political infrastructure, enhancing Bellevue's quality of life