Topic: Economics of the Northwest and How Transportation Effects It
Kemper Freeman is a third-generation resident of Bellevue, Washington. He is principal owner and hands-on leader of Kemper Development Co., which has played an important role in Bellevue’s growth from the early days of the strawberry fields to the economic force the city is today. Several well-known projects are Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place.
Best known as a businessman, Kemper is also a community builder and strong supporter of transportation policies he believes will benefit the City of Bellevue and the Seattle region. In 1972, Kemper went to work for those in Bellevue by serving two terms in the Washington State House of Representatives. In addition to his support for expanding heath and education opportunities and the arts, he is a strong promoter of smart, cost-effective transportation.
The Puget Sound Business Journal says “it would be hard to overstate Freeman’s impact on the Eastside”.