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Small Business Update Webinar: January 14, 2021

Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to supporting small businesses as we work together to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. Highlights of our January 14 webinar session include: Below are links from the January 14 webinar (please note, you must register for the webinar in order to… [ Keep reading ]

Free Maritime Industry Virtual Career Fair

10 a.m. – Noon, Thursday, November 19 Presented by the Seattle Propeller Club, Port of Seattle, and King County Maritime Ever thought having a career in the maritime and fishing industry? Did you know that the average annual salary in the maritime industry is more than $20,000 above the average… [ 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!

Seattle Office of Economic Development invests $288,000 in Seattle Youth Career Opportunities

Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is awarding 10 organizations the 2020 Career Connected Learning grant. Career Connected Learning grants focus on ensuring local youth ages 14-24 have the skills, knowledge, and networks to connect to the region’s economy. Our Career Connected Learning programs are operating within the context of two economic forces that are exacerbating existing racial and economic disparities and further exposing the vulnerabilities of many of Seattle’s workers and businesses: COVID-19 and the rise of automation.

Neighborhood Business Districts Webinar – Street Closure Permits

On Thursday, July 30, 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 Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) Street Closure Permits. Street Closure Permits are free and are an expansion of… [ Keep reading ]

Carrying on a Community Legacy at the Barbeque Pit in Seattle’s Central District

Ed “Pookey” Whitfield,” owner of the renowned Barbeque Pit restaurant in Seattle’s Central District (CD), is a contractor by trade who’s also a great cook. Resilient and determined, Pookey has continued to operate a successful business despite two relocations in the last four years. He’s combated the gentrification-related displacement impacting minority-owned businesses and… [ Keep reading ]

Michael Huang Adapts Milli Following COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Protests

Michael Huang is a Seattle native and founder of Milli—a creative agency that specializes in strategy, social media, and content creation. After the onset of COVID-19 and the economic fallout, recent protests, and growing awareness of racism, this Seattle based creative agency has further expanded its commitment to serving the… [ Keep reading ]

Resources Roundup July 8, 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 ]

Business owners encouraged to submit reports of damage by civil unrest

Following the killing of George Floyd, protests and other activities have occurred in the King County region. Businesses within King County that suffered property damage or other economic losses since May 25, 2020 may be eligible for financial assistance. Eligibility is determined through a damage assessment process, now underway, that… [ Keep reading ]