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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 ]

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 ]

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.

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 ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development invests $288,000 in Seattle Youth Career Opportunities

Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is awarding 10 organizations the 2020 Career Connected Learning grant. Career Connected Learning grants focus on ensuring local youth ages 14-24 have the skills, knowledge, and networks to connect to the region’s economy. Our Career Connected Learning programs are operating within the context of two economic forces that are exacerbating existing racial and economic disparities and further exposing the vulnerabilities of many of Seattle’s workers and businesses: COVID-19 and the rise of automation.

Resources Roundup

The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to keeping you updated about new developments in these quickly changing and challenging times. In this weekly blog, we’ll provide you with the latest information about new policies and resources available from the City of Seattle, King County, the State of Washington, the federal government,… [ Keep reading ]