Bellevue has attracted numerous innovative and influential corporations in the business arena such as Expedia, InfoSpace, Inc., Esterline Technologies, ITEX Corporation, LYNX Medical Systems, Sierra Entertainment, Inc., T-Mobile USA, Inc., and Vulcan Inc., to name a few.
Home to Bellevue Square, one of the most lavish shopping centers in the state, with over 180 retail stores offering designer boutiques, specialty stores, and fine restaurants where over 16 million people visitors shop annually. The recent expansion of Bellevue Way’s The Lodge and One Lincoln Towner has strengthened downtown Bellevue’s role as shopping/dining destination. The city currently has long-term plans for the Bel-Red Corridor Project, which is a planning effort to encourage the redevelopment of a large northern section of the city bordering the adjacent town of Redmond and viewed as an economic development opportunity by many.
Some of the communities within Bellevue include Bellecrest, Bridle Trails, Crossroads, Eastgate/Cougar Mountain, Enatai, Factoria, Newport, Northeast Bellevue, Northwest Bellevue, Sammamish/East Bellevue, Somerset, Sunset, Tam o’shanter, West Bellevue, West Lake Hills, Wilburton, and Woodridge.