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Businesses on Bellevue's Main Street.
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 tax@bellevuewa.gov. For state licenses and taxes, please contact the State of Washington.


Services & Information
Economic Profile

Major employers, business surveys, maps, tax comparison and other information. Includes links to census data and information about commercial area planning, land-use regulations and development standards.

International Trade in Bellevue

Information on Bellevue’s many businesses conducting international trade, city initiatives and resource agencies

Sister Cities

The Bellevue Sister Cities Association and Bellevue's four sister cities.

Next Generation Bellevue
Initiative to grow and preserve Bellevue’s potential as a center for entrepreneurs.   
Starting, Growing or Relocating a Business

How to start a business in Bellevue, how to obtain permits and licenses, what taxes are required, where to get business financing, where to look for commercial real estate and other location information.

Doing Business with the City
How to get businesses registered to sell the City of Bellevue goods and services, and information about contracting, bidding, consulting, vending and purchasing rules and requirements.
Taxes and Licenses

Information and links about taxes and licenses for doing business in Bellevue.  This includes information about exclusions and how the business and occupation tax is levied in Bellevue.

About staff and partners, both local and regional agencies 
Contact Information

Office of Economic Development
450 110th Avenue NE
PO Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone: 425-452-7892
Fax: 425-542-5247

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