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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Mayor Harrell and Office of Economic Development Launch 2022 Commercial Tenant Improvement Fund

Small business owners can now apply for up to $100,000 for tenant improvement and build out projects. Mayor Bruce Harrell and the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) announced the investment of $1.9 million in Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funding (CLFR) into the Commercial Tenant Improvement Fund to… [ Keep reading ]

City Invests $8 Million in Economic Recovery Funding to Connect Small Businesses to Operating Capital

Español አማርኛ 繁體中文 한국어 Soomaali ไทย Tiếng Việt New partnership with Community Development Financial Institutions will allow small businesses to borrow up to $150,000 in operating capital to support economic stabilization and long-term recovery Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) announced the launch of the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development Launches Seattle Restored, Matching Local Small Businesses and Artists with Vacant Downtown Storefront

 Seattle Office of Economic Development is partnering with Seattle Good Business Network and Shunpike to match 25 vacant downtown Seattle storefronts with pop-up shops and art installations.  These projects will benefit neighborhoods, small businesses, artists and property owners by creating vibrant and engaging streetscapes that encourage the public to visit downtown Seattle, support local businesses and support local artists—particularly Black, Indigenous, and other entrepreneurs and artists of color. This program is funded by the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFR) established under the American Rescue Plan.  

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 The Seattle Office of Economic Development is investing an additional… [ Keep reading ]