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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 ]

Downtown is Listening: Engagement Opportunities

We want to continue to hear from you about your vision for Downtown Seattle! As part of the City’s commitment to build the Downtown we want to see and visit, we’re looking for your input to help inform City departments on your priorities, concerns, and ideas while we implement actions… [ Keep reading ]

Request for Qualifications open for Community-Based Organizations who help small businesses access financial resources

Seattle Office of Economic Development empowers small businesses through Small Business Capital Readiness Support Program. At the Seattle Office of Economic Development, we are committed to fostering economic growth and sustainability, especially among small businesses from underserved communities that have historically faced barriers and financial constraints. We believe equitable access… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces Proposed Budget Adjustments

Mayor Harrel’s proposed 2024 budget reflects the community-driven Future of Seattle Economy investment agenda. The FSE investment agenda serves as the foundation of OED’s work, providing a framework to address the impacts of COVID-19, while also creating an economically diverse, just, and resilient city long term. Key highlights include:… [ 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 ]

The Seattle Office of Economic Development Executive Summary

Seattle Rescue Plan: 2023 Performance Report (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023)  Seattle, like all other cities and communities across the country experienced significant impacts from COVID-19 on our small businesses, workers, industries, neighborhoods, individuals and families. To combat the economic, social and health effects of the pandemic, the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development announces new program giving Seattle business owners the tools to stay in their communities 

Business Community Ownership Fund (BCO Fund) call for project ideas The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) and the National Development Council (NDC) are partnering to offer a new Business Community Ownership Fund (BCO Fund) to preserve and strengthen the businesses that make our communities vibrant which are at risk… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development and Community Partners Present the Future of Seattle Economy Framework

Seattle City Council Passes Resolution supporting Future of Seattle Economy The Seattle City Council today approved a resolution establishing a community-driven framework for inclusive investment in Seattle’s economic recovery. The Future of Seattle Economy (FSE) report, facilitated by the Seattle Office of Economic Development, identifies investments needed to make Seattle… [ Keep reading ]