COVID-19

Responses to the Economic Impact Created by COVID-19

As the hub for regional employment, arts, culture and tourism, downtown is coping with a sizable share of the adverse economic effects created by COVID-19. Our commitment to our members and ratepayers during this time is to listen, advocate on your behalf for economic relief, help you access available resources, and begin preparing now to support a recovery downtown. Following are resources to help with both the economic and public health impacts of this crisis. We will edit these pages as new information becomes available.

Questions may be directed to our Senior Research Manager, Elliott Krivenko, at elliottk@downtownseattle.org.

Resources

Downtown Seattle is Battling COVID-19

Downtown is home to about 328,000 jobs and 88,000 residents. The heart of the region, the economic engine, is now quiet. While downtown Seattle is at a near-standstill, we’re flattening the curve and doing what we can to battle COVID-19. The heart still beats strong and we’ll be ready for the comeback.