GeekWire Looks at Bellevue’s Booming Tech Industry. Bad News for Seattle?

Nov 1, 2021
Written by John Engber, Retail Industry Coalition of Seattle Director

GeekWire, the respected tech industry watcher, explores the tech industry’s growth in Bellevue, fueling the city’s “unprecedented economic expansion.” Tech industry executives cited “Bellevue’s low crime rate, business-friendly politics, tent-free sidewalks, and vibrant downtown” as the reasons for the industry’s rapid growth there.

Is GeekWire right in saying Bellevue’s tech industry is “poised to eat Seattle’s lunch?” What are the implications of that Bellevue tech boom for Seattle retailers?