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Shaping the Future of Seattle Economy: Investing in our City’s Future

Executive Summary In 2022, the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) facilitated a robust stakeholder engagement process to develop a community-driven investment agenda –the Future of Seattle Economy (FSE). Over 80 organizations and government offices helped create the FSE investment agenda, to promote inclusive economic growth especially for communities systemically… [ Keep reading ]

Good News Downtown

SPOTLIGHT: XO Seattle When space sits unused, local curators see potential. A former Downtown retail space in the Coliseum Theatre building will soon turn into a home for large-scale art exhibitions. I got a chance to tour the space ahead of its opening last week and it is marvelous – they… [ Keep reading ]

Black Tech Night: Building Community and Advancing Equity in Seattle’s Technology Hub

Black Tech Night unites public and private sector partners to empower Seattle’s Black tech community. The Seattle Office of Economic Development in partnership with F5, Zillow, Google, and the Downtown Seattle Association, hosted the second Black Tech Night on April 13, 2023 in downtown at Inside, a recent graduate of… [ Keep reading ]

Women Who Lead: Building a Legacy for Sports and Events in Seattle

This past March, we celebrated Women’s History month to honor the contributions women have made and continue to make in society, history, and culture. Last month, the Office of Economic Development (OED) honored women in Seattle that are leading, innovating, and making impacts in key industries that are foundational to… [ Keep reading ]

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.