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Mayor Harrell advances innovative Industrial and Maritime Strategy  

New approach strengthens protections for existing industrial and maritime lands; supports transit-oriented job growth in innovation centers near future light rail stations; supports smaller-scale industrial businesses and opportunities for maker spaces near residential areas; and creates opportunities for new housing.   Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced new legislation to… Filed Under: Economic Development, Transportation and Development

Mayor Bruce Harrell Signs Permanent Sick and Safe Leave Legislation to Expand Protections for Gig Workers

The New Law Also Expands Paid Sick Leave to More Types of App-Based Workers SEATTLE – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell signed into law new permanent paid sick and safe time (PSST) benefits for app-based workers. He was joined by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, who sponsored the legislation. The City Council… Filed Under: Economic Development, Public Health

Application for Working Families Tax Credit Opens February 1, Providing Payments Up to $1,200 to Individuals and Families in Seattle

Seattle –Starting on February 1, Seattle residents will be able to apply for a new annual tax credit that will provide payments up to $1,200 for low-to-moderate income individuals and families in Washington. The Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) was approved and funded by the State legislature in 2021. The… Filed Under: Economic Development

Mayor Harrell Statement on Opening of Convention Center

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “The new Summit building of the Seattle Convention Center represents a cornerstone of our vision for a revitalized and activated downtown Seattle. Adjacent to hotels, restaurants, and other attractions, the Summit is the perfect destination package to attract new visitors and… Filed Under: Economic Development

Seattle Launches Storefront Repair Fund to Support Small Businesses Impacted by Property Damage

SEATTLE (October 4, 2022)– Today, Mayor Harrell, Councilmember Sara Nelson and the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) announced the launch of the Storefront Repair Fund which leverages nearly $2 million dollars of federal funding to repair or reimburse damage to small business storefronts. Through the Storefront Repair Fund small… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Suite of Legislation to Improve Equity in Cannabis Industry

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed three bills into law to address equity in the cannabis industry by helping foster a more diverse industry and supporting cannabis store workers. Mayor Harrell was joined by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, who helped develop the legislation and sponsored the bills in council. The bills… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Introduces Suite of Bills to Improve Cannabis Equity

Mayor Harrell: Three bills developed in partnership with Council, industry stakeholders, and workers are “Critical first steps toward improving equity and a clear commitment to a One Seattle approach.” Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell put forward a suite of bills intended to address equity in the cannabis industry by… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Seattle Tourism Improvement Area Legislation – Providing Economic Boost to the Region Through the Leisure Travel Industry

Collaborative effort between Office of Economic Development, Mayor’s Office, Seattle City Council and Visit Seattle will increase Seattle Tourism Improvement Area (STIA) assessment rate to fund marketing and promotional activities that draw individuals and families to Seattle for vacation. Seattle –Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed the Seattle Tourism Improvement Area… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation to Extend Free Safe Start Outdoor Space Permits

Program supports small businesses and community members through outdoor dining and retail opportunities citywide Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed legislation to extend free Safe Start café street and outdoor dining permits through January 31, 2023. Over 250 businesses throughout Seattle have taken part in the program since June… [ Keep reading ]