Retail and Tourism

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Retail plays an important role in Bellevue’s economy including providing a valued amenity for Bellevue’s residents and workers as well as serving as a major tourism draw. Known as one of the world’s foremost shopping destinations, Bellevue boasts a wide variety of bold, eclectic and international shopping experiences.  Retaining and recruiting a healthy and diverse retail mix is a focus of Bellevue’s updated economic development plan. The City is beginning to study how to further bolster retail districts throughout Bellevue as well as retain and recruit retail and restaurant establishments that are desired by residents, a growing employment base and visitors.

Bring your Brand to Bellevue


Discover unique experiences, places to stay, restaurants and local attractions through Visit Bellevue the official Destination Marketing and Management Organization for the City of Bellevue.

Meydenbauer Center is a premier convention center and performing arts theatre in Bellevue, Washington. Centrally located in Downtown Bellevue and just 9 miles from Seattle, Meydenbauer Center is a 54,000 sq. ft. convention and conference center offering a host of the northwest's best amenities for conventions, events, meetings and banquets.


Noise Control Code Amendment

Bellevue's amplified sound code is undergoing an update that aligns with the updated 2020 economic development plan "to encourage more activities and events that enhance placemaking, community building, and promotion of Bellevue." Learn more here