State of Downtown 2023

Optimism & Opportunity

Tuesday, March 14
3-7 p.m.


  • 3 p.m. / Guest Check-in, Bars Open, Networking
  • 4-5:30 p.m. / Keynote Program
  • 5:30-7 p.m. / Networking Happy Hour

Seattle Convention Center, Summit Building
900 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101


  • Reserved corporate seating (eight spots): $1,800
  • Individual seats: $150

This event is open exclusively to DSA members, MID ratepayers and their guests.

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Please join us on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 for our 18th annual State of Downtown at the brand-new Seattle Convention Center Summit addition! Presented by Lane Powell PC, this event will bring together national and local perspectives on urban issues, the latest economic data on downtown Seattle, and an afternoon of networking and socializing in this stunning new building.

DSA President & CEO Jon Scholes will deliver his annual state of downtown address and we’ll welcome Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell. In addition, economist and urbanist Ed Glaeser will join us as keynote speaker. Glaeser is a professor of economics and chairman of the department of economics at Harvard University. He has authored several books, including Survival of the City and Triumph of the City and is a frequent contributor to national publications.

Following his address, Glaeser will participate 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.

After the program, join us for a networking happy hour with appetizers, drinks, music, conversation and views from this beautiful venue.


Jon Scholes

Jon Scholes
President & CEO, DSA

Ed Glaeser

Edward Glaeser
Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Urban Economist
Author, Survival of the City and Triumph of the City

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Presented by

Lane Powell PC




Alaska Airlines One World







EQ Office

Martin Selig Real Estate

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Urban Renaissance Group

Live Music

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Media Partner

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In cooperation with

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Clise Properties
Hudson Pacific Properties
IKE Smart City
LBA Realty
McCullough Hill PLLC
Onni Group
R.C. Hedreen Co.
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Seneca Group
Washington Holdings
Wright Runstad & Company



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