Bellevue Recognized as Top ‘Digital City’

Bellevue recently took first place in the 2018 Digital City Survey after launching technology that counted as a “smart city” dashboard for tracking predictive analytics to prevent pipe failures and transmission of patient information to hospitals from ambulances.

“The first-place recognition by the Digital Cities Survey is the culmination of a lot of hard work,” City Manager Brad Miyake said. “It also showcases the collaborative technology efforts across the city and region that have resulted in better, more efficient services for residents and businesses.”

LRE Award Winner: Brazen Group Properties

Our local Brazen Group Properties was recently honored with two Luxury Real Estate awards at the Luxury Real Estate Conference in Austin, Texas. The group took home (1) Best Brand Integration given to the member that most creatively and consistently exhibits the Board of Regents and/or Luxury Real Estate brand in conjunction with their own brand and (2) Outstanding Rookie presented to Taylor Brazen Tagge, an agent with less than 5 years of experience in real estate who has exceeded all expectations!

Bellevue Awarded Governor’s 2018 Public Employer of the Year Award

At the 26th Annual Governor’s Employer Awards Ceremony, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the city of Bellevue as the Governor’s 2018 Public Employer of the Year for the Supported Employment Program. 

“This year, Washingtonians nominated 22 employers and eight individuals for these esteemed awards,” said Conrad Reynoldson, chairman of the GCDE awards subcommittee. “The success of our ceremony highlights that inclusion is not just the right thing to do; it also makes good business sense!”

Bellevue Ranked No. 3 Best City for Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Business.org announced the city of Bellevue is the third best city for successful women entrepreneurs! The U.S. has more than 1.6 million female-owned businesses, and Business.org used data analysts to collect collected data that comprises a mix of five different factors for each metropolitan area, including the percentage of women-owned businesses, the unemployment rate for women, the pay differences between women and men, the number of new businesses per capita and the number of NAWBO chapters. Bellevue ranked 13th for “Women-Owned Business” Ranking, third for “Start-Up” Rank19th for Pay Difference” Rank and 14th for “Women-Unemployment” Rank.