Volume 23 | January 22, 2021
News, Resources, and Upcoming Virtual Events:

Puget Sound Energy Sets "Beyond Net Zero Carbon: Goal
OneRedmond Offers Discounted Health Insurance to Members
Seattle Metro Becomes 10th Largest Regional Economy in Nation
Redmond Housing Survey
Featured New Member: Sound Credit Union
Puget Sound Energy Sets "Beyond Net Zero Carbon: Goal
Puget Sound Energy has set an aspirational goal to be a Beyond Net Zero Carbon company by 2045: PSE will target reducing its own carbon emissions to net zero and go beyond by helping other sectors to enable carbon reduction across the state of Washington.

“Climate change is an existential threat that cannot be ignored, and we are doing our part to move further and faster to save our planet,” said PSE President and CEO Mary Kipp. “Our customers have been asking for cleaner energy; and by setting this aspirational goal, we are putting our stake in the ground. We will work with our customers, as well as our lawmakers and regulators, to push a path forward, based on data and facts, which will drive significant and meaningful change.”
To learn more, click here to read the full press release.
Have You Determined Employee Benefits for Next Year Yet?
If you are interested in offering health insurance to your employees for the first time, or finding a new plan, it’s a great time to consider Business Health Trust.

OneRedmond has partnered with Business Health Trust (BHT) to provide the high-quality, affordable employee benefits to our OneRedmond members.

Whether you have two employees or more than 100, BHT can help you create a benefits program that attracts talent and keeps your employees healthy and productive – at a budget you can afford.

Business Health Trust’s comprehensive offerings give employers a choice of more than 20 affordable medical plans from some of the largest and most respected carriers in the state, as well as a wide range of additional employee benefits.

To learn more, click here.
Seattle Metro Becomes 10th Largest Regional Economy in Nation
On January 14, 2021, Greater Seattle Partners announced that the Seattle metro area economy has become the 10th largest regional economy in the country, surpassing the Atlanta metro area in its first jump in this ranking since 2012.

According to Brookings, “90% of the nation’s innovation sector employment growth in the last 15 years was generated in just five major coastal cities,” which include Seattle. In fact, Seattle’s economy grew about 2.5x faster than the U.S. economy (metro portion) as a whole last year, and it marked the ninth consecutive year the regional economy grew by more than 3%, which is considered a good year. Since 2010, Seattle has been among the fastest growing regional economies in the country, expanding at an annual rate of 4.9 percent. Real GDP has grown by over 50%, which translates to about $135 billion in added value.
To learn more, click here to read the full Greater Seattle Partners press release.
Your Feedback Is Needed on the Redmond Housing Action Plan
The City of Redmond needs Redmond businesses to voice their thoughts on housing.

The City has drafted a Housing Action Plan and seeks your input to help make sure that focus is placed on the actions that are most important to the Redmond community.

Your responses will be confidential. The questionnaire should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Click here to complete this important survey!

For more information about the City of Redmond's Housing Action Plan. please visit Housing Action Plan | Let's Connect Redmond
Featured New Member: Sound Credit Union
On Friday, January 15th, 2021, Mayor Birney joined the Sound Credit Union for their grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at their new Redmond branch.

Located at 16424 NE 79th Street, Redmond, this new OneRedmond member looks forward to continuing to serve the Redmond community!

To view the Facebook Live ribbon cutting ceremony, click here.

To learn more about the Sound Credit Union at Redmond branch, click here.

OneEastside Recovery Hub
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting small businesses throughout Washington State, but East King County was the first epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. Our businesses were hit first, and they were hit hard. The Eastside Recovery Hub was developed to help our businesses and non-profit community pivot and chart a course towards recovery during these challenging times.

Click here to learn more.
OneRedmond is the City of Redmond, Washington's Economic Development Enterprise, Chamber of Commerce, and Public Foundation all in one. OneRedmond also houses the SBDC, SCORE & the Washington Interactive Network (WIN).

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Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425.885.4014