Tag: Office of Economic Development

RESTAURANT PERMITTING REGULATORY REFORM

October 29th, 2013

Starting a restaurant is one of the most frequent ways that people launch a small business career. It’s especially common in immigrant communities, where it is often the first way newcomers can establish themselves, serving their fellow community members and bringing new variety to the City’s food scene. Yet getting permits for a restaurant is […]

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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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CITYWIDE BUSINESS ADVOCACY TEAM FORMED

May 23rd, 2011

In response to the Council’s Statement of Legislative Intent 24-1-A-1, approved as part of the 2011 Budget Ordinance, on May 17 eight City Departments reported to my Regional and Sustainable Development Committee that they have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to establish a Citywide Business Advocacy Team (CBAT).  The goal of the CBAT is to […]

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ECONOMIC RECOVERY INITIATIVE LAUNCHED BY COUNCIL

April 21st, 2011

On Monday, April 18, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31282, which outlines guiding principles, key priorities and actions for achieving economic renewal and development in Seattle.  Our goal is to use this action plan to advance City and regional recovery, as the recession wears on.  In previous recessions, Seattle has lagged behind the national recovery […]

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: GM NAMEPLATE KEEPS 500 JOBS IN SEATTLE

March 24th, 2011

This month GM Nameplate, Seattle’s largest manufacturing employer, announced that it will keep its headquarters and primary manufacturing location along 15th Avenue West between Queen Anne and Magnolia.  This is good news for Seattle, as it keeps 500 jobs in the City. Despite its name, GM Nameplate is not affiliated with the General Motors Corporation.  […]

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‘ONLY IN SEATTLE’ BUY LOCAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

February 7th, 2011

The Council’s Economic Recovery strategy (Resolution 31135, adopted in May, 2009) included calling for a ‘Buy Local’ campaign to help Seattle’s neighborhood business districts.  We know that local businesses are critical parts of our community, and that dollars spent locally stay in the local economy and generate more dollars and jobs as they circulate. The […]

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