Recent Highlights from OED



The Office of Economic Development believes that Seattle can be the most innovative and equitable city in which to build your business or career, and that our economic resilience is rooted in the diversity of our economy and ingenuity of our workforce.  

  • Our Small Business Development team supports entrepreneurs that help drive our economy and are the connective tissue of our social fabric. We provide tailored business assistance through our own advocates and valued community partners. 
  • Our Only in Seattle team strives to build capacity in business districts as they deliver on their vision of vibrant neighborhoods and community ownership.  
  • Our Key Industries team supports the growth and development of our diverse and strategic industry sectors, and the employers who provide pathways to meaningful careers.
  • Our Workforce Development team works to grow local talent and expand training and career opportunities, particularly for low-income workers, youth and communities of color.