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Reimagining Commercial Space Usage

Ballard Blossom Provides New Pop-up Space for BIPOC and Women Owned Small Businesses On July 1, Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) Director Pamela L. Banks and Deputy Director Tina Inay met with Ballard Alliance Executive Director Mike Stewart and Senior Development Manager Devin Reynolds to tour the old Ballard Blossom retail store. Currently, this location is serving as a small Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) business pop-up incubator space. … [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development Partners With Comcast to Launch New Digital Point-of-Sales Program

Public and private partnerships are providing critical solutions to address the digital divide for small businesses. The City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) and Comcast are partnering to launch and expand critical digital resources to support Seattle’s small businesses most impacted by COVID-19 and the digital divide. Comcast… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Reaches $10 Million Milestone in Small Business Investment

The Seattle Office of Economic Development awarded over $10 million in Small Business Stabilization Fund grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 The Office of Economic Development (OED) recently awarded an additional 356 businesses $10,000 grants from the Small Business Stabilization Fund (SBSF), reaching a significant investment milestone of over… [ 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: 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.

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 ]

From Coffee to Arepas, Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by Supporting Latinx-Owned Businesses

September 15 – October 15 is Latinx Heritage Month! This month recognizes the independence anniversaries of several Latin American nations and uplifts the cultural legacy of communities deeply-rooted in rich traditions. As Latinx Heritage Month comes to an end, Seattle Office of Economic Development celebrates and honors the many Latinx communities throughout Seattle. To celebrate, we encourage the Seattle Community to support Latinx-owned businesses.

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day by Supporting Native-Owned Businesses

In 2014, Seattle City Council voted to recognize Indigenous People’s Day on the second Monday in October to celebrate and honor Native American people—shifting the focus from Columbus to the resiliency, history and diverse cultures of Native communities. Today, OED celebrates and honors the many Indigenous communities throughout the country—especially the Duwamish community whose land the City of Seattle now resides on. To celebrate, we encourage the Seattle community to support Native-owned businesses. Don’t see a Native-owned business you love? Let us know!

Resources Roundup June 29, 2020

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 news and information about new policies and resources available from the City of Seattle, King County, the State of Washington, the federal government,… [ Keep reading ]

City Awards an Additional 143 Grants from Small Business Stabilization Fund

The Office of Economic Development (OED) awarded an additional 143 businesses $10,000 grants from the second round of the Stabilization Fund. In March of 2020, OED quickly launched the Stabilization Fund to allocate $2.5 million in emergency funding to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. OED received over 9,000 applications and. because the need is significantly greater than the available resources, OED did not re-open the… [ Keep reading ]