Office of Economic Development Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance Records, 1999-2004  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Office of Economic Development
Title
Office of Economic Development Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance Records
Dates
1999-2004 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.4 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
2105-01
Summary
Records relating to the promotion of farmers markets in Seattle.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Office of Economic Development (OED) was created in 1972 as part of the Department of Community Development to provide information to businesses expanding or relocating in Seattle. Its main efforts consisted of business development and capital investment, business assistance and advisory services, business liaison, special projects, and research.

In 1992 the City Council reorganized the functions of the Department of Community Development and established the Economic Development Transition Project. This project was assigned responsibility to contract for services to manage the City's business loan programs and to develop and recommend a strategy for the City's economic development programs.

OED was reorganized into the Executive Department in 1993. Its assigned functions included coordination of programs and policies related to the support of a diversified economy, livable wage jobs, access to education, job training and self-employment opportunities, and increased capacity for local neighborhood revitalization. OED administered the City's business loan programs, including loans funded by Urban Development Action Grants, the Neighborhood Business Development Loan Program, Washington State Development Loan Funds, the Seattle Small Business Lenders Association, and Community Development Block Grants.

The Office negotiated and administered contracts with organizations engaged in the provision of economic development services. Additional functions included the implementation of Community Development Block Grant contracts, as well as administration of federal, state, and local grants such as Central Seattle Neighborhood Special Purpose Grants, Economic Development Administration Planning Grants, the Southeast Opportunity Fund, and the Southeast Good Neighbor Fund. OED provided staff support to the City's Industrial Development Corporation, which issued industrial revenue bonds to provide low-interest financing for private business investment in Seattle. The Office also assumed responsibility for staffing the Mayor's Small Business Task Force and administering certain contracts. The director was appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

In 2000, the Office of Economic Development provided funding for a task force to develop a business plan for Seattle's neighborhood farmers markets. In 2001, OED supported the establishment and operations of the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance (NFMA). The NFMA consolidated the management and operations of the existing Columbia City, West Seattle, and University District farmers markets and had plans to establish four new markets over nine years with the ultimate goal of financial self-sufficiency. Records in this series contain correspondence, the initial proposal and business plan, agendas, reports, statistics, and other material regarding the establishment and management of the NFMA, the existing markets at the time of its establishment, and the new markets created under its management, including the Lake City and Magnolia markets.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance Records, Record Series 2105-01. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

2105-01:  Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance Records, 1999-2004Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Agenda
2003
1/2
Agenda
2002
1/3
Agenda
2001
1/4
Background
2000
1/5
Ballard Farmers Market
2001-2002
1/6
Community Development Block Grant
2000-2002
1/7
Contracts
2001-2003
1/8
Correspondence
2002-2004
1/9
Correspondence
2000-2001
1/10
Design guidelines
2000-2001
1/11
Fremont Sunday Market
2001-2002
1/12
Housing and Urban Development impact reports
2003-2004
1/13
Market statistics
1999-2004
1/14
Monthly reports
2002-2003
1/15
Monthly reports
2001
1/16
Monthly reports
2000
1/17
Permit information
2001-2003
1/18
Proposal
2000-2001
1/19
Task force business plan
2000

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Farmers’ markets--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Economic Development
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)