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 December 2.
10 WORDS TO CUT FROM YOUR WRITING
Being an entrepreneur means constant communication. Being concise is key. Strong writing is lean writing. Here are a few words to cut from your vocabulary to streamline communications. Just; removing it rarely affects meaning, but rather, the deletion tightens a sentence. Stuff; It’s casual, it’s generic, and it usually stands in for something more specific. Amazing; this word is often used, the meaning has been diluted.
SEATTLE JUMPS IN BEST-PERFORMING CITIES RANKING
The 2013 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. These factors provide a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics. This year, Seattle jumped seven spots in the ranking, from 13 to six. Seattle was noted for both its job growth and its wage growth.
The Office of Economic Development (OED) is hiring a Community Development Specialist. This position serves as a member of the Business Services Team and is focused on the Only in SeattleInitiative (OIS). The Only in Seattle Initiative is a partnership between OED and neighborhood business districts to foster districts where small businesses thrive, communities engage, and jobs are created. For a full description of the position, requirements, or to apply, please visit the City of Seattle’s Employment Career Portal, and scroll down to the desired position.
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