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To help local businesses and non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing orders, the City of SeaTac is providing assistance and locating useful resources. We continue to monitor the situation, and are developing additional resources and tools as they are available. 

Please document the impacts of COVID-19 on your business or nonprofit to assist with relief efforts by local, state and federal agencies. 

City of SeaTac business owners with questions can email the SeaTac Economic Development Division: 

Aleksandr Yeremeyev at ayeremeyev@seatacwa.gov  -  206.973.4843 or
Tanja Carter at tcarter@seatacwa.gov  -  206.973.4838

Sign up for alerts from the official Washington State Coronavirus Response Page.

Businesses - please complete this survey to help us assess needs: Business Impact Survey

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Stay In. Eat Out: SeaTac Eateries Are Open

SeaTac is home to more than fifty restaurants, food truck, convenience stores and ethnic markets. In an effort to support our SeaTac businesses, the Economic Development staff is providing a list of open Food/Beverage and Grocery stores on our Eat Local Page. Information is subject to change &  If your information is missing or has changed, please contact tcarter@seatacwa.gov or 206.973.4838

For more information you can click here for greater SeaTac area restaurants that are open and welcome your business. Stop by often to check the status.

Financial Assistance

Below is a list of financial resources the City of SeaTac has collected.  Please refer to the links below for up to date information on the topics listed. Please do your due diligence before entering into agreements with third parties.

Small Business Administration

Other Business Loans & Grants

Taxes

  • State Department of Revenue is offering filing extensions and penalty waivers for state-level B&O taxes: apply.
  • The federal Internal Revenue Service has announced an extension of the April 15 tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, regardless of the amount owed: additional information.

Utilities

  • Recology Business Customers - If your garbage or recycling needs have changed due to the Governor's Stay-at-Home Mandate, please contact Recology 206.767.1166 or seatac@recology.com to discuss service options.
  • Puget Sound Energy is not disconnecting utility service for non-payment at this time.
  • Comcast Xfinity is not disconnecting internet service or assessing late fees for eligible customers: Comcast.
  • CenturyLink is not disconnecting internet service or assessing late fees for eligible customers : CenturyLink.
  • T-Mobile is not disconnecting eligible small business customers T-Mobile.

Artist & Cultural Nonprofits

Please refer to the links below for up to date information on the topics listed. Please do your due diligence before entering into agreements with third parties.

Resources for Organizations

Resources for Artists, Musician, Creatives

Worker Resources

Please refer to the links below for up to date information on the topics listed. Please do your due diligence before entering into agreements with third parties.

Employer Resources

Resiliency Resources

The Office of Gov. Inslee has established a detailed list of financial, export, insurance and workforce assistance which may be available for businesses and nonprofits. 

The Washington Small Business Development Center has developed a detailed Business Resiliency Toolkit and is running resiliency webinars 


Public Health Resources for Businesses

Business Resources & Seminars

General Questions & Guidance

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce / SWKCC
4800 S. 188th Street, Suite 250, SeaTac, WA 98188
206.575.1633   -  staff@seattlesouthsidechamber.com
Seattle Southside Coronavirus Information

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Building 99 at 23835 Pacific Hwy S, Kent, WA 98032
206.592.4151   -   sbdc@highline.edu

The SBDC can help with

  • Financial comparison to help support your request for loss
  • Developing cash flow proformas to give realistic money needs to cover the loss until projected recovery of business to previous levels
  • Documentation to determine economic loss (P&L and Cash flow comparison)

Business Assistance Seminars: The Washington Small Business Development Centers are offering several webinars here

Introduction to Unemployment Insurance - Provided by the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD at ESD Webinar Page.

SMART Webinars - The Seattle Southside Chamber and its offers recordings of previous webinars on the Seattle Southside Chamber YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe and turn on notifications so you always know when new videos are available. 

The Port of Seattle has webinars available to help small businesses understand and access the resources.

Click here for Port webinars

Restaurant Workers

King County food establishments protocol page: here

Washington State food establishment protocol page: here

If you are a bartender who is unable to work and need financial assistance to cover basic needs, here is a grant opportunity offered by the U.S. Bartenders Guild .

The Plate Fund will provide $500 emergency relief grants to individuals in King County who have lost their jobs in the restaurant industry due to the COVID-19 crisis. Individuals can apply through a mobile-enabled website: www.theplatefund.com.

The Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation has created a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for individual workers and small businesses. If you need help, please email covidhelp@restaurantworkerscf.org.

The One Fair Wage Campaign,  has set up an emergency fund for tipped workers and service workers impacted by the coronavirus. Hay ayuda en español!