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Learn about new financing options at February’s Peer Network Gathering

Join the financing staff of OED’s Business Retention and Expansion team and its partners on Friday, February 27 for a lunchtime workshop, and get to know get to know about financing options for local businesses needing access to capital. In addition to OED’s financing services, the following financing partners will be presenting: Community Capital Development, Craft3, […]


Mayor Announces $2 Million Investment in Neighborhood Business Districts

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 […]


Enjoy Plate of Nations March 21-April 5

    PLATE OF NATIONS: LOCAL VENUES, GLOBAL MENUS MLK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Plate of Nations is the signature event of the MLK Business Association (MLKBA) formed in 2008 to promote the independently owned businesses in the MLK community. MLK Jr. Way South is home to some of Seattle’s best, independently owned ethnic eateries. MLKBA invites […]


Only In Seattle Initiative Launches On Board Othello

Only In Seattle Initiative is brewing something new! A coalition of SE Seattle community leaders and partners, called On Board Othello, is meeting to further the process of creating a shared vision of economic development in the neighborhood, and to coordinate all of the hard work in the community. On Board Othello is focused specifically on […]


Shop Small Pop-Up Store now open!

As a part of Shop Small and Small Business Saturday on November 30, a Small Pop-Up Store has opened and will remain open from November 26 – December 23, 2013 at 55 University Street in Downtown Seattle at the bottom of the Harbor Steps. You will be able to find amazing Seattle shops in one […]


Small Business Saturday is almost here, don’t miss out!

  SHOP SMALL Small Business Saturday on November 30 completes the holiday trifecta. Large national retailers have Black Friday, online retailers have CyberMonday, and now small businesses finally have a day of their own during the critical holiday season. When consumers shop locally, they not only support local businesses, but also local communities. . If you are a small business […]


Only in Seattle Request for Applications (RFA)

Only in Seattle Initiative Request for Applications (RFA) The City of Seattle through the Office of Economic Development (OED) is partnering with Impact Capital, Seattle Investment Fund LLC and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to make approximately $1,600,000 available for the Only in Seattle Initiative. The Initiative provides grant funding and staff support to […]


Only in Seattle Initiative Website Relaunched

Are you active in a neighborhood business district in Seattle? A small business owner in a local business district? The Office of Economic Development’s Only in Seattle Initiative works with businesses, property owners and other community leaders to organize around a common vision for a business district and attract investment. Check out OED’s Only in Seattle Initiative’s relaunched website, […]


Only in Seattle Information Sessions

A series of meetings will be hosted by the Office of Economic Development and Impact Capital to introduce new neighborhood business districts to the Only In Seattle Initiative and to update existing districts on the changes in 2014. The 2014 Request for Applications (RFA) will be released on October 1, 2013. Part of this series also includes two sessions that will focus on […]


Only in Seattle Peer Network Event: Sept 24 – Filling Vacant Spaces with Storefronts Seattle

EVENT: Peer Network Event – Filling Vacant Spaces with Storefronts Seattle DATE: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LOCATION: Massive Monkees, 662 King St. Seattle, WA The Only In Seattle Initiative invites you to learn about how Storefronts Seattle, a program of Shunpike, re-invigorated underused properties in Chinatown/ID.  Joyce Pisnanont from the SCIDpda community development agency and […]