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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 ]

Apply for the Working Washington Small Business Grants by December 11!

Applications available for up to $20,000 in emergency funding. 👇Español (Spanish), Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese), 한국인 (Korean), 简体中文👇👇(Chinese), and ไทย (Thai) 👇 Gov. Jay Inslee announced an additional $70 million for business grants. $50 million of this is for Washington State Department of Commerce’s Round 3 of the Working Washington Small Business… [ Keep reading ]

New Statewide Restrictions on Social Gatherings and Businesses as COVID-19 Cases Surge

On November 15, Governor Jay Inslee issued new statewide restrictions on social gatherings and businesses in response to the surge of COVID-19 across Washington state. Seattle was the initial epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in America. Unlike the other Washington, every step of the way our local officials, residents, and… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Open Applications for $4 Million in Small Business Stabilization Fund Grants

Office of Economic Development to Provide In-Language Assistance and Host Informational Webinars to Help Small Business Owners and Economic Opportunity Non-Profits Apply Seattle (November 9, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City will now accept applications for $4 million in new Small Business Stabilization Fund grants provided by… [ Keep reading ]

An Update on City of Seattle’s Preparations Ahead of Election Day

Seattle (November 2, 2020) – For the last month, the Seattle Mayor’s Office has been closely coordinating with the Governor, County Executive, and City departments for a safe and secure Election Day. The City’s goal is to protect residents’ sacred right to vote and ensure their vote is counted. As of… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Extends Free Street Use Permits for Businesses Through October 31, 2021

City Will Provide Free Tent and Heating Permits to Help Businesses Maintain Outdoor Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic SEATTLE (October 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) temporary street use permits are extended through October 31, 2021. These free permits allow small… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development invests $288,000 in Seattle Youth Career Opportunities

Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is awarding 10 organizations the 2020 Career Connected Learning grant. Career Connected Learning grants focus on ensuring local youth ages 14-24 have the skills, knowledge, and networks to connect to the region’s economy. Our Career Connected Learning programs are operating within the context of two economic forces that are exacerbating existing racial and economic disparities and further exposing the vulnerabilities of many of Seattle’s workers and businesses: COVID-19 and the rise of automation.

Resources Roundup

The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to keeping you updated about new developments in these quickly changing and challenging times. In this weekly blog, we’ll provide you with the latest information about new policies and resources available from the City of Seattle, King County, the State of Washington, the federal government,… [ Keep reading ]

Share Input on COVID-19 Public Health Requirements for Businesses

The Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) is seeking input on a public health measure that’s been in effect since mid-July and requires businesses to follow state-mandated business requirements, including use of protective face coverings, social distancing and adhering to capacity limits. FAS issued the temporary measure last month… [ Keep reading ]

Resource Roundup

The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to keeping you updated about new developments in these quickly changing and challenging times. In this weekly blog, we’ll provide you with the latest news and information about new policies and resources available from the City of Seattle, King County, the State of Washington, the… [ Keep reading ]