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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 equip creative small businesses, particularly BIPOC and women- and minority-owned businesses, with essential tools, resources, and educational opportunities to navigate the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The six workshops are designed to foster relationships, provide learning opportunities, and create memorable engagements that empower businesses, business owners, and creative entrepreneurs with new discoveries and insights.

Schedule of events:

  • June 27: M5 Creative Building
  • July 25: Central District
  • August 22: Pioneer Square
  • September 26: White Center, Southgate Roller Rink
  • October 24: Hillman City, Black & Tan
  • November 21: Capitol Hill

Any professional, entrepreneur, and business involved in the creative economy is welcome to join. This means creative fields like music, film, visual arts, culinary arts, interactive tech, and more. 

Register for the June 27 event:

About the Office of Economic Development Creative Economy Program
The Office of Economic Development’s purpose is to shape the Future of Seattle’s Economy and make it more equitable, prosperous, and competitive. We do this work by leading projects and making investments that open up access to economic opportunities, reduce the racial wealth gap, and encourage innovation and growth.

In Seattle, the creative economy includes 61 different occupations that represent 250,000 jobs in the metro area. These jobs, particularly those in the arts, film, music, and nightlight, are not only power economic drivers but are part of what makes our region special.

Our goal is to drive growth within the creative economy through strategies and investments that open doors and remove barriers to individual, business and community wealth building opportunities – especially for communities that have been systemically excluded.

For more information, contact James Miles, Creative Economy Manager at