City of Seattle Partners with Comcast to Announce $1 Million in Grants to Local Small Businesses


The Comcast RISE Grants Will Benefit Businesses Owned by Women and People of Color in King & Pierce Counties

SEATTLE, WA – On Monday, September 26, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell will announce an exciting new partnership with Comcast to award $1 million in total grants as well as technology and marketing resources to more than 100 small businesses owned by women and people of color in King and Pierce counties through the Comcast RISE program.

Location: Press interested in attending should RSVP to Andy_Colley@Comcast.com for location details.

Time: 10 a.m.

Attendees:

  • Mayor Bruce Harrell, City of Seattle

  • Comcast Vice President of External Affairs Marianne Bichsel

  • Margie Haywood, owner of Work and Play Lounge and Comcast RISE grant recipient

  • Tacoma City Council Member Keith Blocker

  • Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Rachel Smith

  • Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Andrea Reay

  • Seattle Office of Economic Development Director Markham McIntyre

***Visuals and Interviews Available***

The purpose of this announcement is to encourage business owners to apply for relief grants, services, and solutions to ensure success over the long-term. The $1 million investment is a part of Comcast RISE, which was created to give small businesses owned by people of color the resources needed to survive and thrive.

Last Fall, Comcast awarded $1 million in grants as well as technology and marketing resources to more than 100 small businesses owned by people of color in King and Pierce counties and announced a major expansion of Comcast RISE to include to all women-owned businesses.