Office of Economic Development Brian K. Surratt, Director
- Mayor Ed Murray formed a 15-member Commercial Affordability Advisory Committee
- Mayor Ed Murray announced a stabilization fund for some business directly impacted by construction on 23rd Ave. Learn more here.
- Mayor Ed Murray delivered his 2016 State of the City Address
- Seattle companies show up in force at CES 2016.
- 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 supporting a diverse economy which benefits the whole city by promoting access to economic opportunities for all of Seattle's 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.