Office of Economic Development

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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.