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Seattle's Manufacturing sector is a vital contributor to the city's economy. Seattle's manufacturing sector includes industrial machinery and fabricated metal, aerospace, printing and publishing, stone, clay, glass and concrete products, home and office furnishings, food and beverage production, construction, and transportation and wholesale distribution.

The City of Seattle, in partnership with the Manufacturing Industrial Council (MIC), has formed "Seattle First", an industrial business attraction and retention program to provide active outreach and resources to industrial businesses. Seattle First has established a Rapid Response Team to provide expedient, coordinated response to companies wanting to locate or expand in Seattle.

OED supports and actively participates in the MIC, an organization working to address the unique infrastructure and public service needs of Seattle's manufacturing and industrial businesses. We also work closely with businesses in the Ballard Interbay Northend Manufacturing Industrial Center (BINMIC) area to support businesses development, small industrial manufacturing operations, and advanced technology industries.

The benefits Seattle provides to our maritime sector include:

  • A protected industrial land base
  • User-friendly permitting
  • Transportation corridors to keep freight moving
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