Economic Competitiveness

Strengthening Downtown as a Center for Jobs, Innovation and Investment

Downtown Seattle is the economic anchor of our region. And as the region’s center for jobs, entertainment, shopping, arts and culture, downtown was particularly hard hit by the pandemic. As we move through recovery, DSA will continue to support projects, policies and initiatives that support a vibrant, inclusive downtown that is welcoming to all. This includes advocating for transit and other transportation alternatives, support for affordable housing initiatives, providing services to those in crises on our streets and investing in safe, inviting public spaces. Throughout the pandemic, we also tracked and shared resources for workers, businesses and families and will continue to do so in the recovery phase. We also continue to monitor downtown’s economic health across a variety of metrics and provide analysis for our members, potential investors and the media.

Priorities and Initiatives