Today Mayor Ed Murray joined neighborhood business district leaders and local business owners at in Seattle’s Ballard business district to announce a $2 million investment in 18 neighborhood business districts as part of the Only in Seattle Initiative. “This investment in neighborhood business districts is critical to our city,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “Healthy business […][More]
REBECCA LOVELL NAMED AS CITY OF SEATTLE’S STARTUP LIAISON PSBJ The city of Seattle’s new startup liaison is a face you’ll likely recognize. The Office of Economic Development announced Thursday that Rebecca Lovell has taken on the newly created role overseeing the Startup Seattle program. “My big initiative this year will be the talent pipeline,” Lovell […][More]
Posted: March 21st, 2014 under Bottom Line, Startup Seattle.
Tags: Bottom Line Blog, business, economic development, economy, education, entrepreneur, job growth, jobs, office of economic development, small business, startup seattle, technology, training, workforce
A new website highlighting the Othello neighborhood has been launched by Seattle’s Office of Economic Development. On Board Othello is focused specifically on fostering strong and vibrant commercial growth in the Othello/Graham MLK corridor. Current organizations involved include: Artspace, HomeSight, MLK Business Association, Othello Park Alliance (OPA), Othello Station Community Advisory Team (OSCAT), Rainier […][More]
Posted: March 21st, 2014 under Bottom Line, Only in Seattle.
Tags: Bottom Line Blog, business, economic development, OED News, office of economic development, othello, small business, Southeast Seattle
On Friday, September 20, The Seattle City Council will be hosting the first ever Seattle Business Organizations Symposium. This event will provide businesses with a variety of resources and advice on how to help your business grow and be more successful. Council President Sally J. Clark invites all Seattle businesses to a morning of information, networking […][More]
Has your business been impacted by the recent Skagit Bridge on May 23rd? The Governor, recognizing that the economic effects may be felt well beyond Skagit County, has announced that the State will be collecting business impact information in the hopes of qualifying for Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). A minimum […][More]
The City of Seattle is providing the public a closer look at the energy use of City-owned buildings in a new report, “Seattle Municipal Buildings 2011 – 2012 Energy Use Performance Report.” The report describes City efforts to evaluate the energy efficiency of 6.2 million square feet of City-owned and operated building space, a process […][More]
Posted: May 22nd, 2013 under Bottom Line.
Tags: buildings, business, City Departments, City of Seattle, community, economic development, energy efficiency, Energy Performance, Office of Sustainability & Environment
On May 20, Small Business Administration offers two free ‘Launch Your Business’ workshops. The early morning seminar covers planning and preparation steps to starting a business, followed by a more in-depth look at the funds needed to open a business, contingency and reserves, working capital, major start-up expenses, expense estimates, and break-even analysis. The seminars […][More]
The Mayor has joined with the Seattle-King County Workforce Development Council (WDC) to increase the percentage of private sector involvement in hiring youth interns over the summer through the Youth @ Work campaign. Both the City and the WDC have agreed to help employers facilitate the process of increasing the number of these opportunities. WDC’s […][More]
The Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth (Partnership) officially launched its year-long initiative last week at the Ballard Library with a “Joint Kickoff” meeting that packed the meeting room with Ballard community and business leaders. “As I look around this room, I can’t recall a time in recent memory when such a broad cross-section of our […][More]
Posted: March 29th, 2013 under Bottom Line, Only in Seattle, Uncategorized.
Tags: Ballard, business, chamber of commerce, City of Seattle, local, Only in Seattle, partnership, Scott Ingham, Steve Johnson
Registration is now open for the second annual National Urban League Western Region Conference, hosted by the Seattle Urban League Young Professionals (SULYP). The conference will take place from Friday, February 22 through Sunday, February 24, 2013. Young professionals will have the opportunity to connect with peers through games, music, and food. On Saturday, three […][More]