Economic Development

Once a bedroom community, Bellevue is now the major employment center of the Eastside, with a local workforce of more than 130,000 people. The city's regional shopping centers and large commercial areas - including Downtown, Factoria and Eastgate, Overlake and the Bel-Red Cooridor - provide jobs for workers from throughout the region. Our vibrant economy not only bolsters employment, but also helps keep city taxes low and provides needed services to our community.

What is your BEST IDEA for supporting Bellevue's economic growth and prosperity?

Economic Development

Main Street, Downtown area

I was hoping for Main street/old Bellevue will develop into several small restaurants, shops, galleries. From there, you can hop on a shuttle bus that can take you to your car parked near QFC, or the horse carriage, just for summer time, close some of the streets so people can use this source of transportation. I like to see more outdoor and indoor restaurants in old Bellevue and by Wendy's, etc. If there are more things ...more »

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What is your name? : Mike

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Bellevue Technology Centers

This is an opportunity to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in the Bellevue Communities. Just like we have recreation for outdoors we need to invest in our kids future.

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What is your name? : Michael Johnson

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Encourage small, locally-owned food businesses in downtown

The locally-owned, small businesses in downtown Bellevue have a loyal following: Black Bottle, Ooba Tooba, Monsoon East, Cupcake Royale, etc. But the rents in Bellevue encourage only bland corporate chains, which discourages foodies. If Bellevue wants to get its own local flavor, we need to subsidize more locally-owned restaurants/cafes/coffee houses

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What is your name? : Denise

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Arts make good business

The performing arts center in the works for downtown has been independently rated to have a 10-year $470 million economic impact on the region. Combined with BAM and the Children's Museum (coming soon) Bellevue will have an arts triangle contributing not only to quality-of-life, but also to the local economy. Support all three & support the economy!!

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What is your name? : Arts Leaders of Bellevue

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Sustainable Products Portal

Internationally there are thousands of sustainable product manufacturers that are interested in both selling and buying sustainable products from the U.S. Just a simple review of the benefits of two sustainable businesses conducting international trade makes this the most beneficial business partnership for each business. By creating sustainable product legislation here in Washington we could become the West coast portal ...more »

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What is your name? : Mark Walker

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Attract cheaper hotels outside of downtown Bellevue

A lot of Americans visit Seattle without experiencing Bellevue (to their detriment). Many foreigners such as myself also have guests from outside the country visiting once in a while. Would be great if the city found a way to encourage hotel owners to open new locations in the cheaper parts of Bellevue (Crossroads, Factoria) in order to reduce the currently exorbitant average nightly rates that the existing hotel oligopoly ...more »

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What is your name? : Anand

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Small business incubator

Look into using any City owned facilities that are underused as a business hub - and encourage small business incubation. Allow multiple start ups to learn from each other and generate synergy to bring new businesses to Bellevue.

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What is your name? : resident at downtown library

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Newport Hills Shopping Center

Revitalize the NH shopping center by encouraging a Grocery Outlet Bargain Market to replace the old Red Apple (all the senior citizens would benifit). Tear down Herfy's and add a Jack-in-the-Box Resturant. Use the old Bank of America branch as a Jewelry Store and replace the Batting cage/failed pizza place with a bike/skateboard shop complete with skateboard park.

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What is your name? : Billy Rose

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