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As part of Seattle s effort to helpsupport and expand the city s startup community, the Office of Economic Development (OED) today named Seattle tech community veteran Rebecca Lovell as the new Startup Liaison for the City of Seattle.

The position was created as part of the Startup Seattle program, originally launched by Red Russak as an independent initiativebefore it was taken over by the city and championed by former Mayor Mike McGinn in May 2013.

A key part of supporting Seattle s growing economy is to make strategic investments in our competitive industry sectors, from technology to manufacturing, said Mayor Ed Murray in a news release. Nurturing our startups and helping innovative entrepreneurs expand in our city will allow our technology sector to continue to grow and support more jobs.

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