Cities as Solutions

The Downtown Seattle Association’s 2017 State of Downtown, themed “Cities as Solutions,” explored Seattle’s unprecedented growth and the potential of that growth to shape a livable, sustainable future. This year we hosted a panel discussion on local development projects and how to build a people-focused downtown. Our keynote speaker, Vishaan Chakrabarti, spoke to the importance of density and the power of cities to solve our nation’s toughest challenges.


economic report

2017 State of Downtown Economic Report

DSA’s annual State of Downtown Economic Report is published in February and compiled using the most current available information from a variety of recognized sources. This report highlights key trends in retail, tourism, commercial and residential real estate, as well as hotel occupancy rates, construction project analysis and other tools to provide insight into the Downtown economy. The 2017 report also includes DSA progress along key initiatives impacting Downtown Seattle.

View the full report (PDF).


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