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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 ]

Federal Paycheck Protection Program Loan Helps Small Business Momo Transition to Online Retail

Lei Ann Shiramizu and her husband Tom Kleifgen are the owners of Momo , a small business located in the historic Jackson Building on the corner of 6th and Jackson. Momo sells clothing and accessories, home accents, and “omiyage” – a Japanese term meaning “perfectly presented gift.” Lei Ann and Tom often refer to Momo as “Scandinasian,” honoring her culture as a Japanese-American who grew… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business COVID-19 Weekly Webinar: June 17, 2020

OED is committed to supporting our small businesses as we work together to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. Our weekly webinars have transitioned to every other week. In these webinars, we will hear about the impacts you are experiencing and answer your questions. Please join us for our next… [ Keep reading ]

Resources Roundup: May 28, 2020

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

#SupportSeattleSmallBiz Spotlight: Sharif Grocery & Halal Supports Essential Workers During Ramadan

Ramadan is celebrated during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims around the world. This is a time of fasting, prayer, and self-reflection. On May 23, Muslim residents in Seattle will join the global Muslim community for Eid al-Fitr to celebrate the “festival of breaking the fast,” marking the end of Ramadan. Usually this time of year, grocery stores… [ Keep reading ]

Resources Roundup: 5/21/20

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

#SupportSeattleSmallBiz Spotlight: ‘Support the ID’ Virtual Community & Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Since 1977, the United States has observed May as Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander communities. May was originally chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese individuals and families to the United States, and the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad. As our country observes Asian Pacific Islander… [ Keep reading ]

Resources Roundup: 5/14/20

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