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Industrial and Maritime Strategy
The City of Seattle's Industrial & Maritime Strategy seeks to support and grow new economic opportunities in industrial areas. Food Lifeline provides nutritious food to hundreds of thousands of people facing hunger every year by sourcing nutritious food from a variety of food industry partners; and advocates to shape policies by partnering with organizations that are addressing other causes of poverty, and through community engagement and mobilization efforts. We are proud to highlight some of the diverse business owners, entrepreneurs and living-wage employees in Seattle's industrial areas and showcases some of the unique opportunities supported by this Strategy.

Equitable Development Initiative
Formerly known as Centerstone of Seattle, Byrd Barr Place nurtures an equitable Seattle by providing programs that enable people to live healthier, prosperous lives. They offer support for home heating assistance, housing assistance, healthy food access, and personal finance education to break the cycles of poverty. Byrd Barr Place also supports community engagement and partnerships to better understand the root causes of poverty and displacement in Seattle. The organization is named after Roberta Byrd Barr, a staunch advocate in Seattle Civil Rights movement who fought against school segregation.

Read about and apply for the paid opportunity to help us address our most pressing challenges. Summary  Community based organizations and small businesses: We are looking at you!  The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) [...]
Courtesy of as part of their “6 Iconoclasts on Why Adaptability Matters” series. When self-described recovering architect Rico Quirindongo talks about creating enriched built spaces, he frames the conversation — and his design [...]
We are proud to share our video story about Byrd Barr Place, located in the Central District of Seattle. This is the first in the series of four videos that will focus on our Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) partners and Black-owned businesses [...]