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Women’s History Month: Building a Legacy for Women in the Construction Industry

For more than 30 years, March has been recognized as Women’s History Month. Women’s History month celebrates the contributions women have made and continue to make in society, history, and culture. This March, the Office of Economic Development (OED) honors women in Seattle that are leading, innovating, and making impacts… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Employee Appreciation Day with the Women of OED

Since 1995, employers across the country have celebrated Employee Appreciation Day as an opportunity to give extra recognition and appreciation to colleagues who are making a difference. Today, in honor of Employee Appreciation Day, and Women’s History Month, the Office of Economic Development celebrates the women of our office that… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Establishes Inaugural Film Commission through Public Application and Nomination Process 

Seattle Office of Economic Development is now accepting applications and nominations to seat new commissioners representing 11 film industry-related disciplines. The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is accepting applications and nominations to establish an 11-member film commission. Applications and nominations will be accepted online from March 2 through… Filed Under: Bottom LineTagged With: , , ,

Celebrating Black History Month: Self Care Square

Self-care is defined as the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health and/or the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness. In Belltown, Acacia Corson has created a new space where self-care, wellness, and community is intentionally rooted in every… [ Keep reading ]

The 2022 Economic Census is Coming

Every 5 years, the Census Bureau conducts the economic census, the most comprehensive measure of the U.S. economy. The next economic census will be conducted beginning in the January of 2023 with companies reporting their 2022 year-end numbers. The economic census provides industry and market statistics at the national, state,… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month with Lake City Collective

If you’ve ever wondered who supports the language line at the Seattle Office of Economic Development, we have Lake City Collective to thank. In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we sat down with Lake City Collective’s César Garcia to learn more about the organization, advocacy work, and cultural heritage. 

Comcast RISE Investment Fund Grants

Small businesses have always played a critical role in the growth and future of our region, and the Seattle Office of Economic Development knows that rising costs are creating challenges for many small business owners. That is why we are proud to partner with Comcast to announce $1 million in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development Accepting Applications for Only in Seattle Initiative  

Through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process, OED is investing $1.2 million in the Only in Seattle Initiative to support community driven economic development projects with a focus on racial equity and social justice. Neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations who support local small businesses and communities can apply for grants up to $200,000 to fund projects that help build community partnerships, provide resources to local businesses and strengthen neighborhoods throughout Seattle.

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 ]

Celebrating Pride: Florentino’s Fine Flowers

Each June, we celebrate Pride together by uplifting the stories and voices of LGBTQ+ individuals and groups, celebrating the culture and experiences of LGBTQ+ communities, and supporting the ongoing advancement of and pursuit for LGBTQ+ civil and human rights. This June, the Seattle Office of Economic Development spotlights Florentino’s Fine… [ Keep reading ]