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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 ]

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!