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Transforming how the region funds employment and job training to connect more people to high-demand careers

From King County Executive Dow Constantine’s news release King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan are transforming how the region funds employment and job training, uniting the efforts of local governments, businesses, labor and philanthropies to connect more people to high-demand jobs. Here are highlights of… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Seattle Capoeira Center

Listen: Origin Story – Seattle Capoeira Center If you haven’t heard of Capoeira—an African cultural art from Brazil that combines self-defense, dance, acrobatics and music—then Seattle Capoeira Center owner Syed Taqi wants to change that. “The goal is like, thousands of people playing Capoeira. Hundreds of people walking around with berimbaus, like [people walk around with] yoga… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development announces new program to prepare local youth for jobs of the future

Today, the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) announced a new investment aimed at providing young people access to and preparation for employment in Seattle’s economy. The first ever Career Connected Learning Grants will fund nine local organizations to increase job readiness competencies for youth ages 14-24, part… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: QueenCare

Listen: Origin Story – QueenCare QueenCare in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood is much more than a beauty supply store. Opened in December 2018, QueenCare employs young women of color and provides them with mentorship, job training and support. On top of all of this, they sell amazing-smelling, all-natural skincare products at the same… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Works Progress

Listen: Origin Story – Works Progress Coworking spaces are an increasingly popular option for small businesses, freelancers and entrepreneurs, and north Seattle businesses don’t have to look far to join a great coworking community. Works Progress is a coworking space located in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood, owned and operated by… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon

Listen: Origin Story – Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon has been a staple of Seattle’s restaurant scene for decades. The nine-time winner of King 5’s Best of Western Washington Best Chinese Restaurant and one of CNN’s 50 best Chinese restaurants in the United States, Snappy Dragon… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Estelita’s Library

Listen: Origin Story – Estelita’s Library The books in Estelita’s Library are not organized by author’s last name, genres, or by any other particular system. “For us the structure is very simple,” says Estelita’s founder and curator, Edwin Lindo. “The door tells you what section of the bookstore this is. It’s Estelita’s Social Justice Library.” The… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Cortona Café

Listen: Origin Story – Cortona Café Cortona Café is “a café in Seattle’s Central District that puts community first.” Located on the corner of East Union and 25th, Cortona is a cozy two-story café, art gallery and event space curated for community conversation. Owner Isolynn Dean—who mostly goes by Ice—is… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Connect Lounge

Listen: Origin Story – Connect Lounge Connect Lounge in Belltown has its mission engraved on its communal tables: “Building a community, one conversation at a time.” Through her business, Iulia Bejan is creating a welcoming space where guests are free to chat with old and new friends over craft cocktails… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Made introduces youth to the world of urban manufacturing

Last week, Seattle Made and its member businesses invited local youth to tour businesses around the city to get a glimpse into the huge variety of careers available in urban manufacturing. Supported by the Seattle Office of Economic Development and the Port of Seattle, the tours showed young people the… [ Keep reading ]