The center of the Puget Sound region
Bellevue continues to grow, even when the national economy and some sectors retracted. This is due in part to overall regional growth fueled by entrepreneurs, technological innovation, and international trade. This continuing growth underscores Bellevue’s central location, in terms of employment, income, population, and the transportation system
- Centrally located geographically in the Puget Sound region, and it is the center of what is called "the Eastside.”
- The transportation center in the region where major east-west and north-south transportation corridors intersect. This makes Bellevue an employment center for sectors such as technology, bio medical sciences, legal, banking, venture capital, trade, architecture, engineering, and real estate development.
- Just minutes (17 miles on I-405) from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
- Internationally, the Bellevue-Seattle area is equidistant from London and Beijing (with daily direct flights to both). It is closer to Japan, Korea and China than any other city on the West Coast. And, after Washington DC and NYC, it is 3rd in the USA in number of foreign embassies. This makes Bellevue a center for international trade.