Tag: economic development

STARTUP SEATTLE SUPPORTS NEW TECH COMPANIES

May 28th, 2013

Seattle has launched a new project to support the growth of the Seattle technology startup community. The project, which is being developed in cooperation with leaders of the tech and venture communities, is another step in keeping Seattle’s economy growing. It is part of ensuring that Seattle continues to be one of America’s leading cities […]

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WALMART, SEPA, AND NEIGHBORHOODS

May 29th, 2012

The Council is working on changes to the way the City implements the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) in the regulatory reform legislation now under consideration.  The goal of this component of the legislation is to encourage development in areas that the City has identified for future growth by eliminating redundant regulations.  That means not […]

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UPDATING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

May 17th, 2012

On Monday, May 14, the Council adopted a resolution describing how we will carry out the second ever update of the Seattle Comprehensive Plan.  The Plan was first adopted in 1994, and then updated in 2004.  The next update is scheduled for 2015, and will respond to lots of changes in the City (for example, […]

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HELPING BUSINESS BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE

February 8th, 2012

Seattle has a mission to become more sustainable, and we cannot attain that goal unless we work with our business community.  Fortunately, much of that community is in harmony with Seattle’s sustainability values, and we have forged many good partnerships.  We offer so many great services to help businesses, in fact, that it has become […]

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BUDGET 2012 – WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR

October 5th, 2011

Mayor McGinn has now presented a proposed 2012 budget. The Council will take October and most of November to review and evaluate the Mayor’s proposal, and will vote to formally adopt a 2012 budget in mid-November.

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NEW DIRECTIONS IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

December 15th, 2010

The Council advanced five new policy approaches in the 2011 budget process as part of our continuing work on economic recovery.  In listening to the business community, we heard that there were several gaps in our approach.  The Council adopted directives to City Departments to:  Compile a list of all City-issued licenses and permits required […]

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ORGANIC HOPS! A MODEST BUT MEANINGFUL VICTORY FOR HEALTHY LOCAL FOOD – AND BUSINESSES

November 9th, 2010

The US Dept of Agriculture has made a decision to require that organic beer be brewed with — organic hops!  Oddly, under the current rules, beer can be called organic even if it is brewed with non-organic hops. That’s because of a little-known procedure that allows some products to be labeled organic even if they […]

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