Office of Economic Development Brian K. Surratt, Director
- OED launched the Business Decision Engine, an interactive tool that gives businesses access to information about Seattle's economy, customers, competition, and more.
- Our office released a Request for Proposals for a study of and recommendations for supporting Seattle's legacy businesses.
- Mayor Ed Murray delivered his 2017 State of the City Address.
- Our office released a Request for Proposals for the redevelopment of KeyArena.
- Mayor Ed Murray announces $1.4 million for neighborhood business districts
- Mayor Ed Murray shared the recommendations of his 15-member Commercial Affordability Advisory Committee and presented his plan for immediate action.
- Mayor Ed Murray announced a stabilization fund for some business directly impacted by construction on 23rd Ave. Learn more here.
- Workers and Employers: Find answers to your questions about Seattle's 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.