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Commercial Affordability

Seattle Office of Economic Development's Commercial Affordability strategy is focused on providing financial and technical assistance support that makes it affordable for small businesses to start and grow in their communities. Programs support small businesses by connecting them to operating capital, tenant improvement grants, permit support, and commercial space technical assistance. 

Capital Access Program

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The Capital Access Program will lower the cost of Small Business Flex Fund loans for eligible small businesses by paying down 25% of the loan principal.

Seattle Restored

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The Seattle Restored program matches vacant commercial storefronts with small business owners, artists and entrepreneurs to facilitate pop-up shops and art instillations.

Tenant Improvement Fund

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The Tenant Improvement Fund provides funding for small businesses to build out commercial spaces and make commercial improvements more affordable.

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
oed@seattle.gov

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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.