Major Corporations With
Headquarters in Bellevue, Washington

Bellevue, Washington is home to numerous innovative and influential corporations, most of which are in the so-called high tech fields and many of which are the premier companies of their type. The city also serves as a regional headquarters for numerous other national and international companies. Moreover, there are many additional corporations that are located in the suburban cities that surround Bellevue.

Reasons for this concentration include (1) the excellent living conditions in Bellevue and the surrounding areas, (2) the high level of education of the local population, (3) the good infrastructure (including an abundant supply of high quality office space and proximity to a major international airport) and (4) the strong and increasingly diversified local economy.

Among the major corporations with their headquarters in Bellevue are:

Ascentis Corporation:   a pioneer in state-of-the-art human resources management systems for small to mid-sized organizations.

Ascentium Corporation:   an integrated technology and marketing consultancy.

Coinstar, Inc.:   a developer and operator of self-service coin counting and processing machines.

Construx Software Builders, Inc.:   a provider of software training and consulting.

Data-Linc Group:   a provider of modems for automation applications.

Detto Technologies Inc.:   a provider of computer migration technology for consumers and corporations., inc.:   an online provider of health, beauty, vision, and pharmacy products.

Entranco, Inc.:   a multi-disciplinary engineering and consulting firm.

Esterline Technologies:   a manufacturer for aerospace and defense markets.   a leader in online travel planning.

First Mutual Bank:   a regional bank.

GoAhead Software Inc.:   a provider of systems management and messaging middleware for developers of highly reliable embedded systems.

InfoSpace, Inc.:   a developer of Internet and wireless solutions, including online searches and content for mobile phone systems.

ITEX Corporation:   a processor of cashless business transactions.

LYNX Medical Systems:   a provider of documentation and revenue management solutions.

Mainstar Software Corporation:   a provider of storage management and disaster recovery solutions for mainframe computers.

Noetix Corporation:   a supplier of software for business operations reporting.

Northwest Research Associates:   a scientific research group that focuses on the geophysical sciences including oceanography, sea-ice mechanics, and atmospheric, ionospheric and solar physics.

Onyx Software Corporation:   a global supplier of customer relationship management software.

Paccar Inc.:   one of the world's largest manufacturers of heavy duty trucks.

Product Sight Corporation:   a provider of product life cycle management solutions.

Prometheus Energy Company:   a designer and builder of equipment that converts landfill gas and other waste gases into liquid natural gas.

Puget Sound Energy:   Washington state‚Äôs largest energy utility.

The Rainier Group Inc.:   a provider of financial services for successful individuals.

ShareBuilder Corporation:   a provider of web-based information about stocks.

Sierra Entertainment, Inc.:   one of the world's largest publishers of interactive entertainment software.   a supplier of virtual dedicated servers and VPS web hosting solutions.

Symetra Financial:   a provider of life insurance, annuities, retirement plans and employee benefits through financial advisors, banks and independent agents.

T-Mobile USA, Inc.:   a national provider of wireless voice, messaging and data services.

Unigard Insurance Group:   a regional multi-line, property and casualty insurer.

Vulcan Inc.:   the venture capital firm of Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen.

This list would not be complete without mentioning that one of the world's largest and most watched companies, software giant Microsoft Corporation, was formerly located in Bellevue and is now headquartered just a short distance from its previous location and just outside of Bellevue's city limits.

Created February 20, 2005.
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