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Shop Small this Small Business Saturday – Nov. 29

OED’s Only in Seattle Initiative is a proud supporter of Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting local, independent businesses. Visit Seattle’s local business districts to shop, dine and explore the hidden gems throughout the holiday season, and plan a special trip down to the holiday market at Westlake Center, featuring ten different businesses each […]


Only in Seattle Newsletter – November 2014

The Only in Seattle newsletter is designed to share resources and information with leaders in Seattle’s neighborhood business districts. In this edition: Only in Seattle Holiday Happy Hour; #ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday; SPU’s Get on the Map program; Restaurant Success; and more! View this newsletter in your browser


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 […]


Restaurant Success Initiative Makes it Easier to Open a Restaurant in Seattle

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 […]


Shop Small on Small Business Saturday and throughout the holiday season

The Seattle Office of Economic Development’s Only in Seattle Initiative is excited to promote shopping locally on Small Business Saturday, November 29, and throughout the holiday season with the Shop Small campaign, supported by American Express and Delta Airlines. Now in its fifth year, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season […]


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 […]


Only in Seattle Newsletter – October 2014

The Only in Seattle newsletter is designed to share resources and information with leaders in Seattle’s neighborhood business districts. In this edition: Peer Network Gatherings; Only in Seattle Request for Proposals (RFP); Crowdfunding your local, indie businesses with Community Sourced Capital; Shop Small on Small Business Saturday; Fremont Chamber Dashboard Training; Seattle’s Community Toolkit; and more! View […]


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 […]


Finding Good Market Data for Neighborhood Business Districts: Only in Seattle Peer Network Gathering October 9

On October 9, 2014, leaders from nine different neighborhood business districts gathered at the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) headquarters to learn more about data. Over the last few years, the Office of Economic Development (OED) has heard from many people that data training is one of the most useful and important Peer Network Gatherings. This year, […]


Only in Seattle Request For Proposals Available Now

The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is partnering with Seattle Investment Fund, LLC, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON), and the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture (OAC) to make approximately $1,700,000 available for the Only in Seattle Initiative in 2015. The Initiative provides grant funding and staff support […]