OED Press Room
2006 Press Releases
Mayor Nickels nominates Susan Shannon as Office of Economic Development Director
SEATTLE - Mayor Greg Nickels announced today his nomination of Susan Shannon as director of the city’s Office of Economic Development (OED). Shannon brings a wealth of experience and a proven record of spurring investment, opportunities and job growth in a major urban center.
"Susan Shannon will work hard to meet my goal to create jobs and economic opportunity for everyone in Seattle," Nickels said. "Shannon has the know-how and commitment to make Seattle an even better place to do business."
Nickels selected Shannon after an extensive nationwide search. The previous
director, Jill Nishi, left the city last year.
Website Assistance for Neighborhood Business District OrganizationsDoes your neighborhood business organization need a website to communicate with business members and customers? Do you wish your existing website was more effective? OED is working with NPower Seattle to provide website development and the information you need to improve the effectiveness of your web presence.
Click here to learn more about this free assistance.
Click here to download the application form.
October 24, 2006
2006 Mayor's Small Business AwardsCongratulations to the 10 small business winners of the 2006 Mayor’s Small Business Awards presented by Wells Fargo!
Click here to learn more about the winners of the Mayor's Small Business Awards.
Click here to read the press release.
September 20, 2006
Mayor commits $345,000 to improve Broadway’s appearance,
Millions in private investments for Broadway underway.
Training Fund for Neighborhood Business Districts
OED’s Neighborhood Business District (NBD) Program is designed to help
neighborhood business districts and business organizations strengthen their
business community. The NBD Program's Training Fund offers financial assistance
to support organizations and their member businesses with training and organizational
SE Seattle Action Agenda - Making progress in the Rainier
here to read the SE Seattle Action Agenda Update [pdf
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