Small shops line Bellevue's pedestrian-friendly Main Street.
Bellevue Economic Development
With a mission to "help grow, recruit and create local businesses," the Office of Economic Development is a strategic partner with the business community. It assists businesses currently in Bellevue, businesses considering establishing offices in the city, property developers and citizens. It also provides leadership in collaborative regional efforts to build the regional and statewide economy. Economic Development also is in charge of international relations and the Sister Cities program.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN - The City’s efforts are guided by the Economic Development Plan, adopted by the City Council in July of 2014. Economic Development Plan 2014
ECONOMIC INFORMATION AND SUCCESS STORIES: Bellevue CN, an e-zine focused on economic connections between Puget Sound and China, offers the latest information and insights, including an investors packet and video interviews, in both English and Chinese. The book Bellevue Future Unlimited, by Wyndham Publications, shows the city in images and text.
For Building Permit/Zoning/Land Use/Signage Permit Services: These are handled by the Development Services Department. Please call the city's main number at 425-452-6800.
Taxes and Licenses: To open or close a business, obtain a license, or Bellevue business taxes, please call the city's Tax Division at 425-452-6851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For state licenses and taxes, please contact the State of Washington.