City of Bellevue

Economic Development Plan

BERK worked with the City of Bellevue on its Economic Development Plan. The Plan development process built on our facilitation of an interdepartmental staff retreat in 2012 to develop a common understanding about the elements of a successful economic development strategy, and how those elements can be proactively applied in Bellevue. The Plan was developed to align the efforts and expectations of City Council, staff, and partners, and clearly state the City’s economic goals and priorities. The Plan is structured around Direct Economic Development Strategies that describe specific actions the City will take to support targeted portions of its economy (including a focus on technology entrepreneurism and positioning Bellevue as a Pacific Rim gateway), and Foundational Strategies that the support quality of life for Bellevue residents and all of Bellevue’s businesses and economic clusters.