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OED is Hiring a Public Relations Specialist

The Office of Economic Development is now accepting applications for a Public Relations specialist position via the city’s Career Center. This position will be located at OED and will support the City’s economic development agenda and mission to create a vibrant economy that benefits the whole city by promoting access to economic opportunities for all of Seattle’s diverse […]



Initiative to be a model for streamlining regulations, boosting restaurant industry across the state Mayor Ed Murray, City Councilmember Sally Clark, Governor Jay Inslee, and King County Executive Dow Constantine joined the Washington Restaurant Association and restaurant entrepreneurs today in Capitol Hill to announce the launch of Restaurant Success, a new initiative to provide better […]


King County Executive’s Small Business Awards

The King County Executive’s Small Business Awards are dedicated to celebrating the importance and the accomplishments of small businesses throughout King County. On October 15 over 200 smallbusiness owners, entrepreneurs, and supporters of small business from across the County gathered at this year’s awards program. Seattle winners include: Fremont Brewing Company, awarded Small Business of the Year, Fryer-Knowles, Inc., awarded Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year, Cascadia Consulting Group, awarded Green/Sustainable Business of the Year, and Community Attributes, awarded Workforce […]


Three Public Meetings To Inform The Minimum Wage Ordinance

Seattle’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance will take effect on April 1, 2015. Many employers and employees have many questions about how the Minimum Wage Ordinance will be implemented. The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is hosting three public meetings to gather information for the administrative rulemaking process. The first meeting will be heldMonday, November 3 […]


Neighborhood Businesses Growing from Community Loan Pilot with Community Sourced Capital, OED

  Four local businesses launched loan campaigns aimed to help them grow this week as part of a new partnership between local finance company Community Sourced Capital (CSC) and the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED). The four businesses are B & O Espresso, Jude’s, Plum Bistro, and That Brown Girl Cooks, representing an […]


WorkSource Business Breakfast: 2014 Employment Law Update

                    WorkSource Seattle-King County, in collaboration with Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, presents a Business Breakfast Meeting for Employers, the 2014 Employment Law Update with Bryan O’Connor Seattle Office Managing Shareholder, Jackson Lewis P.C. The event will have a buffet breakfast, networking, and a review of […]


Community Training: Seattle Job Assistance Ordinance and Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

                New laws in the City of Seattle strengthen employee rights in the workplace and decrease barriers to jobs. Free workshops offered by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights train social service providers, legal advocates and community residents on these new laws to better serve your clients, family […]


Seattle Made Happy Hour for Local Producers, Manufacturers, and Allies

    The first gathering of the Seattle Good Business Network since June will take place September 17, 2014. Local producers, manufacturers, and allies are invited to gather at Schooner Exact Brewery at 3901 1st Ave S for networking and a beer on the house! Save the date for Wednesday September 17 from 4:30 p.m. to […]


The Washington Small Business Fair: One Day, One Place

                          Biz Fair 2014 – Saturday, September 27 –  One Day, One Place  Learn from the experts how to form and run a successful business at the 18th annual Washington Small Business Fair.  Biz Fair 2014 happens Saturday, September 27, 8:00 a.m. to […]


News Recap: A Splendid Long Weekend In Seattle, Seattle’s Fourteen Most Anticipated Fall Restaurant Openings, Planning For Social Media Marketing Success

The Office of Economic Development’s Daily Digest is a daily resource for business people. Here are three of our most clicked through stories for the week of August 18. A SPLENDID LONG WEEKEND IN SEATTLE Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal has published a guide for experiencing the multifaceted offerings of Seattle, all in three […]