Catfish Corner Express receives $345,000 in combined grants from the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development and King County Communities of Opportunity Fund

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Catfish Corner Express is a family-owned counter serve dishing out Southern-style fried seafood & classic sides that has been a staple in Seattle for years – and they are opening a second location! Last month, Catfish Corner Express was awarded a $245,000 grant from the King County Communities of Opportunity Fund for construction and restaurant equipment at their new second location at 23rd & Jackson, which will be opening in February 2021. Additionally, they were approved by the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development (OED) to receive a $100,000 grant for tenant improvement construction.

Catfish Corner Express has been associated with the Seattle University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center as a Resource Amplification & Management Program (RAMP-up) client since Fall 2019. The RAMP-up team of students, professors, and staff members has helped the business with financial statements and business plan development and have been with the business every step of the way. 

Business driven, campus inspired, and community engaged, SeattleU’s RAMP-up is a unique, experiential learning environment that brings together minds and hearts on campus and beyond to work with underserved local businesses in Seattle’s Central Area and surrounding neighborhoods. RAMP-up offers business coaching, resource connections, business planning, project management assistance, and other technical support.