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Markham McIntyre Joins Mayor Harrell Administration as Official Director of the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development

Today, Markham McIntyre was sworn in as the official Director of the Office of Economic Development (OED). Additionally, Preeti Shridhar joins OED as the new Deputy Director after more than 15 years of public service and leadership with the City of Renton. McIntyre and Shridhar will lead OED to advance… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Pride: Florentino’s Fine Flowers

Each June, we celebrate Pride together by uplifting the stories and voices of LGBTQ+ individuals and groups, celebrating the culture and experiences of LGBTQ+ communities, and supporting the ongoing advancement of and pursuit for LGBTQ+ civil and human rights. This June, the Seattle Office of Economic Development spotlights Florentino’s Fine… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Awards Tom Skerritt the 2022 Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Film

Mayor Bruce Harrell announced Tom Skerritt as the recipient of the 16th Annual Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Film. The Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film recognizes an individual or entity for their exceptional work that has significantly contributed to the growth, advancement, and reputation of Seattle as a… [ 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 ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Recipients of the Neighborhood Economic Recovery Grants

Mayor Durkan and the Seattle Office of Economic Development announce the grant recipients of the Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund.  

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 ]

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month: OED Spotlights South Park’s New Farmers Market, El Mercadito

Tuesday nights at South Park Plaza is the place to be. Cultivate South Park—a coalition of South Park residents dedicated to building community through food and public spaces—hosts El Mercadito, the newest famers market in Seattle. Prior to the onset of the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture identified the census track that includes South Park as having a… [ Keep reading ]

Welcome Back Weeks Attended By At Least 15,000 People, Spur Economic Activity and Support for Workers Downtown

Welcome Back Weeks Catalyzed Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Spending at Downtown Small Businesses Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the outcomes of Welcome Back Weeks – a two-week effort from the City and downtown partners to bring workers, small businesses, and visitors back to downtown Seattle. As part… [ Keep reading ]

$30 Million to Invest in Equitable Communities

On Tuesday, June 13, Mayor Durkan transmitted to Council the community-led Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force’s recommendations for $30 million in investments to improve outcomes for Seattle’s Black, Indigenous and people of color communities. The Office of Economic Development worked closely with the Task Force to support the development of… [ Keep reading ]