About Us

The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development is the business arm of the City of Seattle.

We have a clear mission: Grow businesses, grow jobs, create a robust economy and broadly shared prosperity in Seattle.

To achieve our mission, we provide direct services to Seattle businesses, including permitting assistance, financing, advocacy, location assistance, and the development of successful business districts.

We also work through partnerships with community-based organizations, community lending institutions, community colleges, individual businesses, and industry associations and business organizations to provide additional services; including business planning and technical assistance, workforce development, corporate strategy, new market expansion, and much more.

How we can help you?