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Seattle Office of Economic Development announces new program to prepare local youth for jobs of the future

Today, the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) announced a new investment aimed at providing young people access to and preparation for employment in Seattle’s economy. The first ever Career Connected Learning Grants will fund nine local organizations to increase job readiness competencies for youth ages 14-24, part… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan announces $1,300,000 to support neighborhood businesses

Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan joined neighborhood business district leaders, small business owners and community members at the UW Commons in Othello to announce a $1,300,000.00 investment in neighborhood business districts, as part of the Office of Economic Development’s Only in Seattle program. “Our small businesses are part of what… [ Keep reading ]

New VR fellowship creates career pathways for Seattle’s underserved communities

The Seattle Office of Economic Development launched the FutureFounders VR Fellowship this fall, a paid, four-month training, networking and hands-on experience in virtual reality app development. The program is intended to create career pathways for communities with low access to opportunity in Seattle’s booming tech sector while simultaneously encouraging innovation… [ Keep reading ]

Photo contest, pop-up festival and online campaign encourage Seattle to Shop Small

Shop Seattle Gems is a city-wide campaign made to connect locals to the best “hidden gems” of Seattle, encouraging shoppers to “Go Big, Shop Small” throughout the holiday season. The Shop Seattle Gems campaign features opportunities for shoppers to win prizes while supporting their favorite small businesses through an online… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle themed “Flight of Dreams” pavilion opens in Japan’s Centrair International Airport

The Chubu Centrair International Airport outside Nagoya, Japan opened a new terminal, themed after Seattle and complete with Seattle-owned businesses and products. “The opening of the Seattle ‘Flight of Dreams’ exhibit brings Seattle businesses overseas to millions of travelers, offering them a taste of Seattle’s best,” said Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]

More than 150 businesses recognized in first year of Washington’s green business program

EnviroStars, Washington’s green business program, has helped more than 150 businesses of all sizes and types improve their sustainability during the program’s first year. 57 Seattle-based businesses are participating so far. The program connects businesses with local environmental assistance, resources and utility rebates. Businesses earn EnviroStars recognition by taking steps… [ Keep reading ]

New partnership to provide job training and resources for transgender community

Today, the Seattle Office of Economic Development announced a first-of-its-kind partnership to support economic development within the transgender community with Ingersoll Gender Center. The partnership will provide Ingersoll with $100,000 in new funding to provide job coaching, training, gender affirming clothes and other support for transgender and gender non-conforming workers… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.2 Million for Neighborhood Business Districts to Help Small Businesses

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today joined neighborhood business district leaders and business owners to announce a $1.2 million investment in all 23 neighborhood business districts as part of the Only in Seattle Initiative, which provides investments and staff support to foster inclusive neighborhood business districts that allow small businesses to… [ Keep reading ]