REI Plans to Move HQ to Bellevue by Jesse Tam – REI signed a non-binding letter of intent to relocated to Bellevue from Kent to a new headquarters in the new Bellevue Spring District by 2020. The REI outdoor retailer will be on eight acres of land as the proposed new headquarters. The project will include other offices and residential complex on this new site.
The future Spring District is surrounded by parks and wilderness, and a new light rail station nearby is set to open in 2023. It will also be home to the Global Innovation Exchange, a new technology and entrepreneurship graduate school development.
Bellevue continues to grow as a hub for business and technology. It is home to tech giants like Expedia, Concur, and T-Mobile, and also to more than 1,000 up-and-coming startups. REI has a flagship satellite store in Bellevue known for outdoor recreation and sporting retailer. Thanks for visiting Jesse.