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2012 Press Releases

Mayor recognizes F5 Networks for growth, innovation, and community involvement as part of In Good Company program

Mayor Mike McGinn recognized Seattle-based F5 Networks for their growth, innovation, and commitment to the community, while embodying Seattle's pioneering spirit and reflecting Seattle at its best.

Watch the F5 Networks business profile on the Seattle Channel and read the full press release here.

December 11, 2012

Only in Seattle  highlights shopping and dining in local neighborhoods

Ahead of the holiday shopping season, Mayor Mike McGinn announced the upcoming Only in SeattleSunday neighborhood events in Chinatown/International District (Nov 24, Sat), Pioneer Square (Dec 6, Thurs) and Georgetown (Dec 30, Sun) as part of the city’s continued effort to encourage discovery and exploration of neighborhoods in Seattle.

Read the full press release to learn more about Only in Seattle Sundays in upcoming neighborhoods and partnerships helping expand the reach of the Only in Seattle campaign.

November 20, 2012

Seattle’s newest duo to put music on the economic charts: Chamber launches initiative to promote, advocate for, and support local music industry. City of Music app v 2.0 debuts.

When you think of local music, you probably think of nightclubs, Nirvana or the symphony. You might not think about jobs. Perhaps you should. Local music is a $2.2 billion industry that provides more than 20,000 jobs in Seattle and King County.

Click here to read the full press release.

November 14, 2012

Mayor applauds Easy Street Records for longevity, community involvement

Mayor Mike McGinn has recognized Easy Street Records for their stability, longevity, and involvement in Seattle's music community, while embodying Seattle's pioneering spirit and reflecting Seattle at its best.

Watch the Easy Street business profile on the Seattle Channel and read the full press release here.

Check out Easy Street Records and other highlighted businesses on the In Good Company page.

November 1, 2012

Mayor McGinn gives progress update on Seattle Jobs Plan, focuses on work ahead to support local job growth

Standing with business, labor and community leaders two years after the launch of the Seattle Jobs Plan, Mayor Mike McGinn updated the public on progress made and future efforts to support job creation in Seattle.

Download the complete Seattle Jobs Plan 2012 report (PDF)

Download the Seattle Economic Indicators report (PDF) and visit the Economic Indicators webpage

Read the Mayor's press release

October 17, 2012

Only in Seattle Sundays in Belltown August 26

Only in Seattle Sundays are designed in partnership with the neighborhood business districts to give people a great way to get out and discover what makes Seattle's neighborhoods unique - and get some great deals while they're at it.

Read the full press release here.

August 16, 2012

2012  Only in Seattle  campaign introduces Pioneer Square hidden gems;  Only in Seattle  Sundays: Belltown August 26 and Wallingford September 30

In a continued effort to encourage discovery and exploration of new neighborhoods and businesses in Seattle, Mayor Mike McGinn announced the addition of Pioneer Square to the 2012 Only in Seattle Campaign, and revealed the location of the upcoming Only in Seattle Sunday - Belltown.

Read the full press release here.

August 16, 2012

Mayor recognizes Meyer Wells for innovative, sustainable business practices as part of business recognition program: In Good Company.

Mayor Mike McGinn recognized Meyer Wells for their sustainable business practices and commitment to growing manufacturing jobs in the Seattle community, while embodying Seattle's pioneering spirit and reflecting Seattle at its best.

Watch the Meyer Wells business profile on the Seattle Channel and read the full press release here.

August 14, 2012

Mayor launches 2012 Only in Seattle   campaign; Three new neighborhoods,   Only in Seattle Sundays

In a continued effort to encourage discovery and exploration of new neighborhoods and businesses in Seattle, Mayor Mike McGinn announced both the addition of three new neighborhoods to be featured in the 2012 Only in Seattle campaign, and the launch of Only in Seattle Sundays – a special once-a-month neighborhood discount day.

Watch the Only in Seattle launch and read the full press release here.

July 17, 2012

City releases report on South Lake Union evolution, public-private investment

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin released a report - Public & Private Investments in South Lake Union - that examines the relationship between public sector actions and private investment decisions in South Lake Union and how they have contributed to job growth and economic development.

Read the full press release here.

Read the full report here.

July 9, 2012

Mayor recognizes Dick’s Drive-In for longtime business leadership
Launches new business recognition program: In Good Company

Mayor Mike McGinn recognized Dick’s Drive-In for their longtime business leadership and investment in the Seattle community, while embodying Seattle’s pioneering spirit and reflecting Seattle at its best.

Watch the Dick's Drive-In business profile on the Seattle Channel and read the full press release here.

June 26, 2012

Indicators showing jobs and business on the rise in Seattle

Mayor Mike McGinn released new economic data showing that Seattle's economy is moving in the right direction toward recovery. By the end of 2011, there was a 15.2 percent increase in the amount of business start-ups and a 3.3 percent increase in business income. The indicators also show a 1.6 percent increase in job growth, with the biggest gains in manufacturing and personal services, such as healthcare. Approximately 55,700 businesses are located in the city of Seattle as of December 31, 2011.

Read the full press release here.

Visit the Seattle Economic Indicators to view the complete report.

May 1, 2012

Mayor announces $1.1 million investment in neighborhood business districts

Mayor Mike McGinn joined neighborhood business district leaders and local business owners at Big Time Brewery & Alehouse in Seattle's University District to announce a $1.1 million investment in 19 neighborhood business districts as part of the Seattle Jobs Plan.

Check out Mayor McGinn's blog.

Read the full press release here.

Watch the full press event on Seattle Channel.

February 28, 2012

The Downtown Seattle Association and OED release a report on Seattle's major institutions

The Downtown Seattle Association, with support from the City's Office of Economic Development and Seattle's Major Institutions announced today a recent study that assesses the direct economic impact of Seattle's 14 leading educational organizations and medical centers - known as the 'Major Institutions.'

Read the full report here.

OED releases a marketing brochure for the Rainier Valley

The Rainier Valley is an incredible place for businesses to start and grow, whether they are in retail, manufacturing, or services. This brochure will help attract new investments into the Rainier Valley, and will encourage businesses of all types to open stores, offices, and other facilities. OED and its partners will use this brochure as an aid to market the Rainier Valley by highlighting its location, workforce diversity, and affordable lease rates.

To view the brochure, click here (pdf).

February 22, 2012