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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.
Click here to read the press release
December 13, 2006

Website Assistance for Neighborhood Business District Organizations

Does 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 Awards

Congratulations 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, revitalize retail Millions in private investments for Broadway underway.
Click here to read the press release.
Click here to read the full report of the Broadway Economic Vitality Action Agenda.
July 24, 2006

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 development needs.
Click here to read about costs eligible for reimbursement (pdf)
Click here to download the Request for Training Funds Form (word document)
April 19, 2006

Mayor's Economic Opportunity Task Force releases second set of recommendations Click here to read the press release
Click here to read the full set of recommendations
January 19, 2006

SE Seattle Action Agenda - Making progress in the Rainier ValleyClick here to read the SE Seattle Action Agenda Update [pdf flyer]
Click here to read the Questions & Answers from the November 19, 2005 community meeting [pdf matrix]
Click here to read the SE Seattle Action Agenda Summary [pdf flyer]
Click here to read the full SE Seattle Action Agenda [pdf flyer]
January 18, 2006