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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 ]

Film in Seattle: 2022 Recap 

2022 was a year of continued recovery for Seattle’s film industry and investment in film for the City of Seattle. Last year brought unprecedented opportunity for alignment with our longtime State and County film partners, with Washington’s film incentive program increasing from $3.5M to $15M, and a King County warehouse… Filed Under: Department UpdatesTagged With: ,

Small Business and Nonprofit Commercial Lease Protections and Legal Support

Español | አማርኛ | 繁體中文 | 한국인 Soomaali | ไทย | Tiếng Việt On October 31, 2022, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the end of the Civil Emergency Proclamation, aligning with Governor Inslee’s decision to end the statewide state of emergency. As the COVID-19 State of Emergency comes to a close,… [ 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. 

Comcast RISE Investment Fund Grants

Small businesses have always played a critical role in the growth and future of our region, and the Seattle Office of Economic Development knows that rising costs are creating challenges for many small business owners. That is why we are proud to partner with Comcast to announce $1 million in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development Accepting Applications for Only in Seattle Initiative  

Through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process, OED is investing $1.2 million in the Only in Seattle Initiative to support community driven economic development projects with a focus on racial equity and social justice. Neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations who support local small businesses and communities can apply for grants up to $200,000 to fund projects that help build community partnerships, provide resources to local businesses and strengthen neighborhoods throughout Seattle.