About OneEastside and OneEastside SPARK
OneEastside coordinates economic development across East King County and started work during the COVID-19 pandemic to synchronize pandemic relief measures across the eastside.
The OneEastside SPARK program was initially funded by a one-year federal grant, and coordinates regional partners to maximize resources and focus on small business and nonprofit recovery and resiliency in the eastside’s 23 cities and towns. OneEastside SPARK forged new territory in equity in economic development by piloting new projects in collaboration with community-based organizations, providing in-language, culturally appropriate assistance to hundreds of business owners from historically underserved communities.
Kristina Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, OneRedmond, and Founding Partner, OneEastside
Shawn Palmer, OneRedmond, East King County Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Margo Shiroyama, Director of Special Projects, OneEastside