for business, poised in a key location on the Pacific Rim, Washington
State has always thrived on international trade. Edited by Jack Mayne,
Jeff Bond, Monte Enbysk, Graham Fysh, Addy Hatch, Tina Hilding, Richard
Horn, Stephen Maher, Jack Mayne, Michael Murphey, Joseph Rose, Carol
Ryan and Rhonda Stone contributed to this report. December 1999
the Eastside is largely a chain of communities joined together at
their borders, each major city has maintained its own identity. Anchor
city Bellevue crossed 100,000 in population last year and provides
nearly 96,000 jobs, as well as an urban skyline, a plush downtown
park, one of the nation’s most successful malls in Bellevue Square,
and popular Bellevue Community College.
The area’s oldest city, Kirkland, remains the most attractive, with
a pedestrian-friendly downtown and $1 million view condos gracing
its scenic waterfront.
the Seattle Seahawks (for at least another year) and is the new home
of Michael Kinsley, the celebrated media “cyberhunk” at Microsoft."