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Commercial Space Consultants

OED has opened a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking contractors to join our team of Commercial Space Consultants. Apply by February 27, 2023. Read here for more information:

Funded by the Equitable Communities Initiative, the Seattle Office of Economic Development's Commercial Space program offers eligible businesses 10 FREE consultation hours for the following services:

  • Advocacy with landlords and/or general contractors
  • Development budget preparation
  • Management of the buildout process
  • Space planning and design

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For questions, translation or interpretation, technical assistance, disability accommodations, materials in alternate formats or accessibility information, please contact Celwyn Green (she/her/hers), Community Development Specialist, at Celwyn.Green@seattle.gov or (206) 561-4225.

To be eligible for these services, you must be a for-profit business based in Seattle (you are required to have a City of Seattle business license) and meet ALL of the following three (3) factors:

  1. No more than 50 full-time equivalent employees;
  2. No more than $ 5 million annual revenue;
  3. And no more than two (2) locations.

Applicants who are currently evaluating an identified space, in negotiations with a possible landlord, or have signed a lease and are ready to begin planning for tenant improvement projects, will be prioritized. The timing of matching applicants with consultants will also be dependent on consultant availability and workload.

The Office of Economic Development is financing up to 10 hours of consultant work, at no cost to eligible small businesses. Applicants will be responsible for financing work that exceeds the sponsored 10 hours of consultant work.

Applicants will be notified about the status of their application within 7-10 business days of submittal.

The Seattle Office of Economic Development is committed to building an equitable and inclusive economy that benefits the whole city by promoting access to economic opportunities for all of Seattle’s diverse communities.

The City of Seattle encourages everyone to participate in its programs and activities. For additional questions, translation or interpretation, technical assistance, disability accommodations, materials in alternate formats or accessibility information, please contact the Office of Economic Development at (206) 684-8090 or oed@seattle.gov.

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.