Our Work

Current Initiatives

KeyArena Redevelopment RFP

The City received two proposals for the redevelopment of KeyArena. The proposals submitted are designed to accommodate both the NBA and NHL, and both paid special attention to a high-quality music and entertainment experience. Click the link above to view the executive summaries from the proposals.

23rd Avenue Business Stabilization Fund

On Monday, February 22, 2016, Mayor Ed Murray announced the creation of a business stabilization fund to assist micro businesses affected by 23rd Ave construction. The fund will be focused on assisting micro businesses that have struggled the most during the project, with an emphasis on low-income business owners and those in danger of displacement.

Commercial Affordability

The current period of rapid economic growth threatens to displace small businesses unless the City takes action to help resolve the problem. In April, Mayor Ed Murray formed a Commercial Affordability Advisory Committee to evaluate the complex issues and recommend solutions in support of commercial affordability. On September 28, Mayor Murray presented the committee's recommendations and shared his commercial affordability action plan.


Seattle is experiencing unprecedented growth, with over 63,000 new jobs created in the last five years-and over 1,800 job openings for software developers alone in a one month period. To fill these jobs, the City of Seattle will help to train and place 350 people in tech jobs in 2016 and up to 2,000 people by 2020, in partnership with local tech employers.