- Mayor Murray Celebrates National Manufacturing Day, Awards $100,000 to Grow Manufacturing Businesses
- OED makes available $1.6 million to neighborhood business districts, releases 2016 Only in Seattle Initiative Request for Application
- Mayor's Youth Employment Initiative develops nearly 2000 opportunities for Seattle youth.
- Workers and Employers: Find answers to your questions about Seattle's new minimum wage ordinance and other worker protections in Seattle.
The Office of Economic Development (OED) works to maximize Seattle's potential as a thriving hub for businesses, jobs, robust neighborhoods and economic opportunity for everyone in our city.
We are committed to creating a vibrant economy which benefits the whole city by promoting access to economic opportunities for all of Seattle's diverse communities.
Our business development efforts seek to create jobs and foster a diverse array of industry sectors. Our "Business Services Team" helps individual businesses get their projects done. Our community development programs are revitalizing Seattle's distinctive and diverse neighborhoods. Our workforce development initiatives meet the needs of low-income job seekers and employers.