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Bellevue’s boom: City’s tech industry is poised to eat Seattle’s lunch

Date: November 12, 2021

(GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

Bellevue is home to The Spring District and the Global Innovation Exchange.

Tech companies are driving an unprecedented economic expansion in Bellevue, the 63-year-old city located just 12 miles east of downtown Seattle and just west of Microsoft’s sprawling campus in Redmond.

And what’s driving the boom? Tech execs say it’s Bellevue’s low crime rate, business-friendly politics, tent-free sidewalks, and vibrant downtown.

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