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Seattle Office of Economic Development and Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Expand Youth Web Design Program supporting Black Owned Small Businesses and BIPOC Students

Check out the Youth Web Design Program Re-cap video here! Yesterday, Mayor Jenny Durkan, Council President Gonzalez, and Councilmember Morales joined the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) and the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS) to celebrate the success of the Youth Web Design Pilot Program and announce its expansion for… [ Keep reading ]

QueenCare Opens Second Location on 23rd and Jackson

“Listen, this is for the Central District legacy! For every young black male, young black female who ever wanted to be anything. This is for all of you right here, on 23rd and Jackson baby!” announced Monika Matthews, founder and owner of QueenCare – a luxury body-care line. On February… [ Keep reading ]

Be Prepared for Seattle Winter Weather

English   Snow and ice removal from sidewalks adjacent to your property or jobsite: it’s your responsibility!   Our snow and ice plan includes keeping major streets open and passable—to the greatest extent possible—within 12 hours of a lull in a storm. It does not include clearing sidewalks, driveways, entryways, and parking lots because there… [ 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.

Worker Wednesday: Trinity

This week’s Worker Wednesday is Trinity, a Malawi immigrant who participated in the Introduction to Healthcare Apprenticeship Program and is on her way to becoming a registered nurse.

Seattle Youth of the Month – Lucero Torres

January’s Seattle Youth of the Month is Lucero Torres! Lucero graduated from Seattle Central’s Visual Media Program this past summer and is currently participating in the Cultural & Creative Workforce Development Internship pilot program.

Worker Wednesday: Mohamed

Before enrolling in GrowHire, Mohamed was working part-time as a machine operator, but knew that healthcare was where he wanted to build a career. When Mohamed heard about GrowHire he was excited about this opportunity, that could serve as a pathway to gaining the hospital work experience he needs to pursue his long-term dream of one day being a medical assistant.

Inauguration Day Demonstrations and Helpful Tips to Prepare and Secure Your Business

Tomorrow, January 20th, will be Inauguration Day where Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States. With the recent insurrection attempt at the Capitol, the City is monitoring local demonstrations – there are events scheduled in Pioneer Square and Capitol Hill. Protest or coordinated action emerging from these events is low. The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) has produced this… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business Update Webinar: January 14, 2021

Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to supporting small businesses as we work together to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. Highlights of our January 14 webinar session include: Below are links from the January 14 webinar (please note, you must register for the webinar in order to… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Business Districts Webinar

Small Business Resource Updates On Monday, January 11, 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 the reopening of the U.S. Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic… [ Keep reading ]