Bellevue and Sound Transit to host free Business Resource Forum Nov. 14

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The Bellevue Office of Economic Development and Sound Transit invite Bellevue businesses to learn about East Link light rail construction, consult with business resource partners and talk with city staff about key initiatives and projects at the Business Resource Forum on Nov. 14, 7:30-9:30 a.m., at City Hall.

  • What: Bellevue Business Resource Forum
  • When: Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Bellevue City Hall, Room 108, 450 110th Ave. NE
  • Schedule: Opening Remarks by Mayor John Stokes – 8 a.m.
    Presentation by Sound Transit – 8:15 a.m.
    Resource Fair – 7:30-9:30 a.m.

The Business Resource Forum will provide a wide range of information that can help businesses better prepare themselves and their employees for the East Link construction that will begin in Bellevue next year. The program includes:

  • Sound Transit to provide details on current and future East Link construction within Bellevue;
  • City Economic Development and Sound Transit representatives to share resource information on how businesses can best cope with construction impacts;
  • Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Bellevue Downtown Association and the City’s Small Business Development Center to discuss ways businesses can mitigate local construction impacts;
  • Sound Transit and "Choose Your Way Bellevue" commute trip planners to share transit options for employees; and
  • Project managers for capital improvements, the BelRed Area Plan, and the Grand Connection to answer questions about these city initiatives and projects.

Register for the forum online or contact Marie Jensen, East Link Outreach, City of Bellevue at 425-452-2064 or

Due to the anticipated attendance, parking at City Hall is not guaranteed. Modes of transportation, other than driving, are highly encouraged. Plan your trip at or download the Trip Planner App.

About Bellevue Office of Economic Development

The mission of the Bellevue Office of Economic Development is to help, grow, recruit and create local businesses. Contact Economic Development at 425-452-7892.

About the city of Bellevue

Known as a "City in a Park" with nearly 100 parks and a vast network of trails and greenbelts, Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington state. The Eastside city spans 33.5 square miles from Lake Washington to Lake Sammamish. As part of the Innovation Triangle, Bellevue is the high-tech and retail center with a downtown skyline of gleaming high-rises, a diverse population of approximately 140,000 and schools that are consistently rated among the best in the country. To learn more about why Bellevue is the city where you want to be, visit