Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell

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Aug 17 2009

Organic Soap Maker Setting Up Shop in Rainier Valley

Great news for the Rainier Valley! Ballard Organics Soap Company is moving from the University District to the Valley and is poised to expand its operations. This will mean new job opportunities for people in Rainier Valley. This move is largely attributable to the work of the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF) and the City’s Office of Economic Development (OED). I once served as legal counsel to the RVCDF and am currently a member of the Housing and Economic Development Committee.

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Aug 02 2009

SE Seattle: Othello Safeway Slated for Facelift

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Good news for the Rainier Valley! On July 17th, I participated in a press conference where Safeway announced its Othello location will be the recipient of a $3 million upgrade. The announcement of Safeway’s plans, coupled with Link Light Rail and a 420,000 square foot mixed use development kitty-corner from Safeway (which is currently vacant and unused) are positive signs that the area is being revitalized, diverse and creating jobs.

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