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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 ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development Will Provide Technical Assistance to Businesses Applying for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) will provide technical assistance to eligible businesses applying for the highly anticipated Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG). The long-awaited $16 billion fund will provide economic relief to live venue operators, promoters, theatrical producers, live performing arts organization operators, motion picture theatre operators, talent… [ Keep reading ]

Creative Leaders that are Making a Difference in Seattle’s Creative Industry

As part of our commitment to amplifying Black creative businesses, workers and their contributions to Seattle’s identity and economy during Black History Month and beyond, we are thrilled to share these interviews between local creatives and business owners Nathan Nzanga and Talaya Logan. Nathan Nzanga is a first-generation Congolese American storyteller from Seattle. He describes himself as having “a whole lot of love to share” and not “just a… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development and Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Expand Youth Web Design Program supporting Black Owned Small Businesses and BIPOC Students

Check out the Youth Web Design Program Re-cap video here! Yesterday, Mayor Jenny Durkan, Council President Gonzalez, and Councilmember Morales joined the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) and the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS) to celebrate the success of the Youth Web Design Pilot Program and announce its expansion for… [ Keep reading ]

Be Prepared for Seattle Winter Weather

English   Snow and ice removal from sidewalks adjacent to your property or jobsite: it’s your responsibility!   Our snow and ice plan includes keeping major streets open and passable—to the greatest extent possible—within 12 hours of a lull in a storm. It does not include clearing sidewalks, driveways, entryways, and parking lots because there… [ Keep reading ]

City Council Unanimously Passes Joint Proposal with Mayor to Provide $5 Million in New Grants to Support Small Businesses and Workers Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Small Business Grants to Focus on Restaurants and Bars; Worker Grants to Focus on Hospitality Industry  Seattle (December 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City Council President M. Lorena González, and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda today celebrated the City Council’s unanimous vote to provide a new $5 million relief package to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Department Emphasizes Fire Safety Best Practices For Businesses and Community Members

The Seattle Fire Department and Police Department have responded to seven intentionally set fires in the Central District vicinity beginning on Dec. 4. Most of the fires have been set to vehicles or debris. The Seattle Fire Department’s fire investigators continue to work closely with the Seattle Police Department’s Arson… [ Keep reading ]