Supporting Business in Seattle

Seattle's Office of Economic Development (OED) recognizes that small businesses are integral to the economic fabric of the city as an important source of jobs and vital contributors to Seattle's unique identity.

Our Small Business Development team has prioritized direct contact with individual businesses to learn about their priorities, needs, and challenges, and provides services that will help them grow and remain competitive. Typical business services include access to technical assistance resources (such as 1-on-1 business consulting), connections to alternative financing options, and help navigating government regulations and process.