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Bellevue is an exceptional area for enterprises in the software, digital media and international trade sectors. In 2008, Fortune Small Business Magazine rated Bellevue the best place to "live and launch" a new business.

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Washington Technology Industry Association: the premier local resource for networking, education, think tanks, visibility, assessing opportunities and access to the angel capital or venture capital communities. Washington Technology Industry Association maintains an extensive professional network directory.

Bellevue Entrepreneur Center: The Bellevue Entrepreneur Center (BEC), a division of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, provides counseling and resources for small and startup businesses in Bellevue and on the Eastside. The programs and services of the BEC are open to all businesses on the Eastside. The BEC provides small businesses on the Eastside with the following products and services: counseling, mentoring, referral, professional services, tools, and other resources. For more information contact Nancy Szeliga at 425-213-1209.