State of Downtown

Cities at the Center

Thank you for making our 2018 State of Downtown a success.

Twelve hundred business and community leaders gathered for breakfast and an analysis of downtown’s economy, insights into our future and the best networking in town.

Our featured speaker Bruce Katz described the power of cities in the modern political landscape and how they can position themselves to solve challenges at the local level. DSA President & CEO Jon Scholes spoke to downtown’s economic dynamism, our challenges and the path forward to an inclusive, resilient center city.

If you missed the event or want to view the speeches again, both are available below.

Speakers

Bruce Katz
Centennial Scholar, The Brookings Institution

 

Jon Scholes
President & CEO, DSA

Additional Coverage

 

The Seattle Times

Downtown Seattle turns in strong 2017, benefiting entire region

 

Curbed

Downtown Seattle poised for even bigger residential and hotel boom

 

The Registry

Downtown Seattle Association’s “State of Downtown” Reveals Heightened Awareness Around Housing Affordability

Special thanks to the following sponsors

Visionary

Lane Powell

Catalyst

Alaska Airlines logo

Partners

Amazon
R.C. Hedreen Co. logo
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Seattle Children's Research Institute logo
Talon Private Capital logo

Stewards

 Foster Pepper PLLC
Lease Crutcher Lewis
McCullough Hill Leary, PS
Metzler Real Estate
Providence/Swedish
Seneca Group
Starbucks
Urban Renaissance Group
Washington Holdings

Media Partner

Puget Sound Business Journal

Speaker Sponsor

Seattle Foundation - SoD 2018 Speaker Sponsor