In spring 2020, DSA fielded a COVID-19 impact and economic outlook survey to help inform policy and advocacy efforts. The spring survey was administered through Survey Monkey from May 13–22 and received 323 responses from at least 294 unique businesses. This was followed up with a second wave of surveying between Aug. 28–Oct. 2, receiving 198 responses from at least 179 unique businesses.
Respondents represent a broad cross-section of both large and small Seattle businesses, most with downtown locations. Many represent industries highly impacted by efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, such as arts and entertainment, retail, restaurants, tourist attractions, nonprofits and hotels.
Explore the findings of the second wave in the summary and charts below or click the button to read a more detailed description of the findings. You can also find economic recovery statistics here.
Read the Summary (PDF)