State of Downtown 2023
Optimism & Opportunity
Thanks to the more than 1,200 business and civic leaders who attended our 18th annual State of Downtown at the brand-new Seattle Convention Center Summit addition. Presented by Lane Powell PC, the event brought together national and local perspectives on urban issues, the latest economic data on downtown Seattle, and an afternoon of networking and socializing with support from sponsor Alaska Airlines.
DSA President & CEO Jon Scholes delivered his annual state of downtown address and we welcomed Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell. In addition, economist, urbanist and Harvard professor Ed Glaeser joined us as keynote speaker. Glaeser also participated in a question-and-answer session moderated by DSA board members Liz Dunn, principal of Dunn & Hobbes, and Sung Yang, principal of Pacific Public Affairs and DSA board vice chair.
State of Downtown Address by Jon Scholes
Keynote Speech by Ed Glaeser
Q&A with Ed Glaeser and DSA Board Members
Behind the Build — A Story of the Summit
Our State of Downtown Economic Report examines trends and key indicators for the heart of Seattle. This report explores the major storylines of 2022 including transformative projects, the downtown experience and statistics about how we live, work, shop and play in the center city. Dive into this detailed review of 2022 in our urban center.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
In cooperation with
Clise Properties, Inc.
Hudson Pacific Properties
IKE Smart City
McCullough Hill PLLC
R.C. Hedreen Co.
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Wright Runstad & Company