Economic Development Team
The Office of Economic Development helps direct economic development activities in Bellevue. It works closely with the individual businesses and business organizations in the city, and acts as a liaison with state, federal and foreign officials and business leaders. It plays a critical role in helping Bellevue’s economy remain strong, stable and sustainable. The Economic Development team has the professional skills and experience to serve all segments of the business community, from retail to global finance, trade and technology.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
The City of Bellevue counts many local and regional organizations as partners in its efforts to maintain economic development here. Together, these organizations and the city create a business-friendly community.
Principal local partners include:
Regional partners are vital to successful marketing, recruitment, and trade development.Major ones include:
A host of partners support Bellevue's economic development. In addition to the major agencies listed above, other regional partners include the University of Washington, the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Washington Cities, the Washington Economic Development Association, NAIOP and the Urban Land Institute. Each one plays a vital role in the health and economic future of Bellevue. Key agencies in international trade are listed on the International Trade page.
Bellevue participates actively and was a founding partner in the Economic Development Managers Forum, established in 2006 for the purposes of exchanging information, identifying best practices and fostering coordination among cities in King County and their assistance to businesses.