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Lots of Love for Seattle Restored and Downtown Revitalization with $200,000 Investment by JPMorgan Chase

The Palengke presents Valentine’s Night Market, FREE Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, 4-8 p.m., Seattle Restored Downtown JPMorgan Chase announced a $200,000 investment in the innovative retail program Seattle Restored. The funding will go directly to Seattle Good Business Network and be focused primarily on deepening support for long-term leases and… [ Keep reading ]

Investing in our community: the Tenant Improvement Fund 

Pilot program provides $3.4M to local businesses, including 33 BIPOC-owned businesses, for commercial space improvements In 2022 and 2023, the Seattle Office of Economic Development piloted a new program aimed at addressing displacement and building community wealth: the Tenant Improvement (TI) Fund. Through OED, the City invested $3.4M in 34… [ Keep reading ]

Tenant Improvement Fund Recipients and Projects 2022-23 

The Office of Economic Development’s Tenant Improvement Program invests in a business’ infrastructure to support their growth and sustainability. The program makes initial tenancy costs more affordable for small businesses or lowers the cost to renovate and/or upgrade their commercial space. The program provides professional services such as space planning… [ Keep reading ]

The Liberty Project Launches with First Business Cohort

The Liberty Project is a new innovative business growth project that is working to increase revenues for businesses owned by people from underrepresented communities in Seattle – particularly Black-owned businesses.   More than 45 businesses applied to participate in this collaboration between the City of Seattle, Tabor 100, the Consulting and Business… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Hosting Creative Economy Career Day

Free, one-day program for young people will take place February 9 at McCaw Hall The Seattle Office of Economic Development and Office of Arts and Culture are hosting the inaugural Creative Economy Career Day. The free, one-day education program will take place Friday, February 9 at McCaw Hall, 9 a.m…. [ Keep reading ]

Diem Ly joins the Seattle Office of Economic Development 

New OED Division Director brings deep experience in community impact and program strategy The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) welcomes Diem Ly as the new Division Director. Ly comes to OED from Comcast NBCUniversal where she served as the Director of Community Impact and External Affairs for the Pacific… [ Keep reading ]

Funding still available for the Storefront Repair Fund 

There is still money available for small businesses and nonprofits to benefit from the Storefront Repair Fund! We are investing nearly $2 million to help businesses and organizations recover from the economic impact caused by damage to their storefronts. Based on feedback from our external partners and small business owners… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development names James Miles as new Creative Economy Manager

The Seattle Office of Economic Development is incredibly excited to welcome James Miles to the team as our new Creative Economy Manager, focused on one of the important cross-cutting sectors we have in this city. James will also play a key role in the revitalization of downtown as we celebrate… [ Keep reading ]

Industry Highlight: Dive into Seattle’s Maritime Industry 

The Maritime Industry in Seattle is the nation’s fourth largest container gateway and one of Seattle’s key industries. Maritime is vital for global trade and economic growth – in Washington state alone, it is responsible for creating $21.4 billion in annual revenue, employing more than 69,500 workers, and generating $4.1… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development directed $13M helping local businesses with relief and recovery for the Seattle Recovery Plan

The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) provided $13M in federal recovery funds as part of the Seattle Rescue Plan. Today the City released the Seattle Rescue Plan: 2023 Performance Report (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023). The report highlights the incredible work that the City did utilizing federal… [ Keep reading ]