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Español | አማርኛ | 繁體中文 | 한국인 Soomaali | ไทย | Tiếng Việt On October 31, 2022, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the end of the Civil Emergency Proclamation, aligning with Governor Inslee’s decision to end the statewide state of emergency. As the COVID-19 State of Emergency comes to a close,… [ Keep reading ]

Markham McIntyre Joins Mayor Harrell Administration as Official Director of the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development

Today, Markham McIntyre was sworn in as the official Director of the Office of Economic Development (OED). Additionally, Preeti Shridhar joins OED as the new Deputy Director after more than 15 years of public service and leadership with the City of Renton. McIntyre and Shridhar will lead OED to advance… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and Office of Economic Development Launch 2022 Commercial Tenant Improvement Fund

Small business owners can now apply for up to $100,000 for tenant improvement and build out projects. Mayor Bruce Harrell and the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) announced the investment of $1.9 million in Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funding (CLFR) into the Commercial Tenant Improvement Fund to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and Office of Economic Development Expand Seattle Restored Program to Activate Vacant Commercial Storefronts Beyond Downtown Core 

Applications now being accepted from small business owners, artists and entrepreneurs to activate 45 new commercial storefronts.     Seattle (July 25, 2022) — The City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) and Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the expansion of Seattle Restored—an economic recovery program that matches small business… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development Expands Digital Point of Sales Program 

City of Seattle invests Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to address small business economic impacts exacerbated by the digital divide Seattle small businesses can now apply for the Digital Sales Access Program — a partnership between the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED), Comcast, Kay Tita, Square and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Awards Tom Skerritt the 2022 Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Film

Mayor Bruce Harrell announced Tom Skerritt as the recipient of the 16th Annual Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Film. The Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film recognizes an individual or entity for their exceptional work that has significantly contributed to the growth, advancement, and reputation of Seattle as a… [ Keep reading ]

City Launches Shop to the Beat Program to Support Small Retail Businesses and Local Musicians

Office of Economic Development invests in new economic recovery program to activate commercial corridors and support creative economy workers. The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is announcing a new recovery program financed by the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFR), that will support small retail businesses, local musicians and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces January 15, 2022 Extension of Eviction Moratorium and Continuation of Additional COVID-Related Protections

SEATTLE (September 21, 2021) – As federal funds for rental assistance continue to be distributed, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that she is extending the moratoriums for residential and commercial evictions through January 15, 2022 through Executive Order 2021-07. The order will also modify additional COVID-related relief measures related to utility assistance. This marks the sixth extension of the eviction moratorium as part of the COVID-19 civil emergency since March 14,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Downtown Leaders Announce New Efforts to Bring Workers, Small Businesses, and Visitors Back Downtown

Using Seattle Rescue Plan Investments, City of Seattle to Invest More Than $9 Million in Downtown Recovery Projects City of Seattle and Downtown Partners to Host “Welcome Back Weeks” in July and September to Increase Downtown Visitor Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and downtown Seattle community leaders announced the Road to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces 2021 Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Film

Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Vivian Hua and Northwest Film Forum as the recipient of the 15th Annual Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Film. The Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film recognizes an individual or entity for exceptional work that has significantly contributed to the growth, advancement and reputation of Seattle as a filmmaking city. The award was presented… [ Keep reading ]