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Markham McIntyre Joins Mayor Harrell Administration as Official Director of the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development

Today, Markham McIntyre was sworn in as the official Director of the Office of Economic Development (OED). Additionally, Preeti Shridhar joins OED as the new Deputy Director after more than 15 years of public service and leadership with the City of Renton. McIntyre and Shridhar will lead OED to advance… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development Expands Digital Point of Sales Program 

City of Seattle invests Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to address small business economic impacts exacerbated by the digital divide Seattle small businesses can now apply for the Digital Sales Access Program — a partnership between the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED), Comcast, Kay Tita, Square and… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Seattle Restaurant Week with grayseas pies

During Seattle Restaurant Week, Seattleites are given a unique chance to support the greater Seattle area’s culinary community, highlighting its craft, diversity, resilience, and great food! On the heels of Filipino American History Month, Seattle Office of Economic Development is highlighting grayseas pies! grayseas pies was started by Gracie Santos,… [ Keep reading ]

The Small Business Stabilization Fund is OPEN!

አማርኛ | 繁體中文 | 한국인 | Soomaali | Español | ไทย | Tiếng Việt We are excited to announce that the Small Business Stabilization Fund is accepting applications starting today, October 19, 2021. The deadline for applications is November 14 at 11:59 p.m. The application is available in eight languages at seattle.gov/SmallBusinessStabilizationFund. The Seattle Office of Economic Development is investing an additional… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month: OED Spotlights South Park’s New Farmers Market, El Mercadito

Tuesday nights at South Park Plaza is the place to be. Cultivate South Park—a coalition of South Park residents dedicated to building community through food and public spaces—hosts El Mercadito, the newest famers market in Seattle. Prior to the onset of the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture identified the census track that includes South Park as having a… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Earth Week with Hanna McGraw of Joule Case

Hanna McGraw is a Business Development Manager focused on sales and marketing at Joule Case, a clean technology start up that launched in 2015, providing a clean and quiet alternative to gas generators with electric batteries.

Worker Wednesday – Marine Chemist Trailblazer Amy Liu

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is celebrating Amy Liu for this week’s Worker Wednesday feature!

Small business webinars on PPP updates: March 4-8

Following the February 22 updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) is hosting a series of webinars to help small business owners with fewer than 20 employees or who are self-employed understand key information. The SBA established a two-week PPP loan application period exclusively… [ Keep reading ]

Paycheck Protection Program Updates Aim to Remove Barriers to Financial Support for Small Businesses

On Monday, February 22, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the following changes to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) COVID-19 relief program to ensure equity: PPP provides forgivable loans to help small businesses pay their employees and other expenses during the COVID-19 crisis. Applications are open for new and returning borrowers…. [ Keep reading ]

Small Business Update Webinar: January 28, 2021

The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) hosted a Small Business Update webinar on the renew federal COVID-19 relief.