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Next Generation Bellevue

Next Generaton Bellevue is an initiative of business leadership and the City of Bellevue to grow and preserve Bellevue’s potential as a center for entrepreneurs. 
An innovation ecosystem is all about talent, and attracting that talent requires creating a desirable overall urban environment for living, working and playing.

Any successful strategy will likely have four elements to it:

  • spaces;
  • collaboration;
  • mentors; and
  • investment capital.

Supporting this will be the right infrastructure, location choices and marketing support. There will be additional efforts made in identity marketing, recruitment, workforce and quality of life. Programming will likely need to be created in phases, through a series of efforts to pilot test approaches and build momentum.

An effective effort will seed ideas, add energy, expose opportunities and translate the discussion into tangible actions. Addressing this purpose requires a combination of thought leaders and doers. 

Margaret O’Mara of the University of Washington will assist in this effort. For inquiries, please contact Janna Steedman,  jsteedman@bellevuewa.gov

Contact Information

Office of Economic Development
450 110th Avenue NE
PO Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone: 425-452-7892
Fax: 425-452-5247

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