On September 7, 2010, Steve Johnson was confirmed by the Seattle City Council as the Director of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED). “I am excited to continue to lead OED as we navigate these economic times and build a stronger economy with broadly shared prosperity,” said Steve Johnson. “We have a lot of work ahead, and we look forward to working with our partners in the business community to tackle our challenges and share in our successes.”
As the leader of OED, Steve Johnson shapes and guides the City’s dynamic economic development agenda. This work includes attracting, retaining, and expanding businesses in Seattle; assisting businesses as they navigate government services; and investing in the development of a skilled workforce to meet the needs of industry and employers in a changing economy. Steve manages every aspect of OED’s core services, which capitalize on Seattle’s established economic strengths, particularly in the areas of manufacturing and maritime, global health and life sciences, film and music, and the emerging field of clean tech.
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