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Restaurant Revitalization Fund application portal opens on May 3

Registration for the grant begins April 30. The Seattle Office of Economic Development will offer technical assistance for businesses. The U.S. Small Business Administration will open the application portal for the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) on Monday, May 3, 2021, at 9 a.m. PDT. Eligible applicants should register for an… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Reaches $10 Million Milestone in Small Business Investment

The Seattle Office of Economic Development awarded over $10 million in Small Business Stabilization Fund grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 The Office of Economic Development (OED) recently awarded an additional 356 businesses $10,000 grants from the Small Business Stabilization Fund (SBSF), reaching a significant investment milestone of over… [ 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.

Neighborhood Business Districts Webinar – Reopening Updates from City Departments

On April 7, the Only in Seattle (OIS) team hosted a webinar with neighborhood business districts and partners to provide relevant and timely information for small businesses. This webinar focused on reopening programs from various City departments such as: In response to COVID-19, the OIS team works to improve language access… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development Will Provide Technical Assistance to Businesses Applying for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) will provide technical assistance to eligible businesses applying for the highly anticipated Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG). The long-awaited $16 billion fund will provide economic relief to live venue operators, promoters, theatrical producers, live performing arts organization operators, motion picture theatre operators, talent… [ Keep reading ]

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!

Clean City Initiative provides added support to Business Districts throughout the City

Seattle (March 19, 2021) – Starting in February, Clean City funds have enabled business associations and business districts to increase their efforts to clean up trash, address graffiti, and clean streets and sidewalks. The Clean City Initiative will provide additional funding for Broadway BIA, Chinatown/International District BIA, Columbia City BIA, University District BIA, Pioneer Square, West Seattle Junction Association, and Ballard Business Association to enhance their regular cleaning efforts within their business districts. Additionally, funds… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Neighborhood Business Districts Webinar – Public Safety and City Update on Homelessness Response

On March 3, the Only in Seattle (OIS) team hosted a webinar with neighborhood business districts and community partners to provide relevant and timely information for small businesses. This webinar focused on public safety and the City’s homelessness response. Speakers included:

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 ]