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Accounting and Business Consulting Program celebrates milestone, helps businesses like Hyson Boba in Cherry Hill achieve goals

Paul Nguyen grew up drinking boba. We’re talking about the real, authentic boba that originated in Taiwan. The co-owner of Hyson Boba, originally from Vietnam, moved to Seattle last year. He sampled boba shops around the city and quickly noticed a trend. “A lot of boba tea here is not… [ Keep reading ]

Creative economy professionals invited to MXR:SEA networking events

We’re thrilled to relaunch “The Mixer” program with MXR:SEA on June 27 at the M5 Creative Building. This is the first in a series of free in-person workshops and industry networking events designed to support small businesses, entrepreneurs, and those who work in Seattle’s creative economy. These events aim to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Center and Office of Economic Development Open Temporary New Production Space for Film and other Creative Industries Downtown

The Seattle Office of Economic Development and Seattle Center are partnering to temporarily repurpose the former Cascade PBS building, at the corner of 5th and Mercer Streets, to attract, grow, and keep production teams in Seattle. The M5 Creative Building is designed to house a mix of businesses including feature… [ Keep reading ]

Good Drinks Offers a New Way to Explore and Support Local Bars and Restaurants

Celebrate with us at the Good Drinks Launch Party on June 5 at 6 p.m. The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is partnering with Seattle Good Business Network to launch Good Drinks — a free digital passport designed to support local bars and restaurants while revitalizing Downtown. Users can… [ Keep reading ]

From pop-up to full-time: Anyoung Super highlights Asian American makers

As Youn Chung restocks her Asian American food and lifestyle superette, Anyoung Super, she takes care to make sure every item is visible. She sees it as more than selling Asian American specialty goods; it’s a way to tell the stories about the people behind the products. “I get really… [ Keep reading ]

Building Community through Pokémon

Brian Myers does more than own and operate Tabletop Village; he’s building a community within a community. He jokes that the Chinatown-International District shop is more like a community center supported by retail sales. “Having a community is different than trying to sell cards,” said Myers. “You can buy cards… [ Keep reading ]

OED Seeks Firm to Research Equity in Seattle’s Cannabis Industry

We are continually working to build an inclusive economy in Seattle, where people across the city, particularly those from historically excluded communities, have access to career paths and business ownership opportunities. This is important for long-standing industries, as well as newer industries like the cannabis industry. We’re using the Request… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Honors Donna James with 2024 Mayor’s Film Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film

Mayor Harrell Honors Donna James with 2024 Mayor’s Film Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film SEATTLE (May 9, 2024) – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell awarded Donna James the 2024 Mayor’s Film Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film. Mayor Harrell presented the award to James at the 50th Seattle International Film… [ Keep reading ]

ISO the future of retail: OED opens Request for Proposals for Retail and Ground Floor Revitalization Analysis

Creating a unique retail experience requires knowing your customers, having the right product and of course location, location, location. The Seattle Office of Economic Development is seeking consultants to conduct Retail and Ground Floor Revitalization Analysis in some of Seattle’s distinctive neighborhoods as well as key areas Downtown. To learn more,… [ Keep reading ]

Storefront Repair Fund Awards 600th Check to King’s Deli and Grocery

Owning and operating a business is a lot of work. Beruck Tewolde is not only the owner of King’s Deli and Grocery in Madrona, he’s the only employee. “It has a lot of challenges,” he explains. “You have to work more. But if you work hard, you see the profit.”… [ Keep reading ]