The construction industry encompasses three major components: construction of buildings; road, highway, or other infrastructure; and specialty trades in both residential and commercial construction. OED aims to address economic disparities in the construction sector to provide living-wage jobs. Currently, 80% of construction workers in King County are male and 73% are white. By equipping Black, Indigenous, other communities of color, and women with education and training for industry employment, OED is working to change this. Our Key Industries and Workforce Development team is committed to improving the culture of construction through investments and partnerships with organizations who provide training and education for individuals and companies to become more diverse, inclusive, and equitable in their workplace or job sites.

For more information, please contact:

Stella Wayman
Health Services and Construction Advocate
(206) 561-2452

Economic Development

Markham McIntyre, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5752, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94708, Seattle, WA, 98124-4708
Phone: (206) 684-8090
Phone Alt: (206) 684-0379
Fax: (206) 684-0379

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The mission of the Office of Economic Development (OED) is to help create healthy businesses, thriving neighborhoods, and community organizations to contribute to a robust economy that will benefit all Seattle residents and future generations.