Expand Your Business

Bellevue has a culture that encourages businesses to thrive. The Office of Economic Development supports local businesses through our Grow in Bellevue program, which promotes a healthy and vibrant business climate in Bellevue. This specialized program offers a wide variety of services that can be tailored to your company’s individual needs and objectives. 

Getting started with the Grow in Bellevue program is simple: you talk, we listen. We believe this is the most important step. It lets us understand your unique needs and how we can help you achieve your goals.

Here is a brief sample of common services. If you need help with an item not on the list, reach out to us to see how we can help.

Staff members standing behind the Service First desk.

Real Estate 

  • Site selection services 
  • Infrastructure planning 
  • Permitting 
  • Zoning 
  • Land use 
  • Police and Fire Safety issues 


  • Customized commute planning assistance 
  • Parking demand management 
  • Commute cost analysis 
  • Carpool and ride-matching services 
  • Corporate rate public transit products 

Marketing & Networking 

  • Export Assistance 
  • Local business leader introductions 
  • Local professional service referrals 
  • Connections to industry advocates 
  • Business development introductions 

Operations & Efficiency

  • Street, sidewalk and drainage support 
  • Public Safety needs 
  • Energy audits, circuit reliability and capacity support 
  • Water rebates and conservation education information 
  • Environmental sustainabilitiy support 

We are able to address a multitude of challenges and find ways to help your company grow and prosper. The Grow in Bellevue Team includes the City of Bellevue, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, the Bellevue Downtown Association, Puget Sound Energy, workforce agencies, and others. With the program, we hope to foster a collaborative environment that makes Bellevue the place you want to be. 


James HendersonEconomic Development Director




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