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Downtown Seattle is on an upswing, but future remains uncertain
City Inside/Out: Downtown Seattle: Holiday Outlook?

As we enter the 2022 holiday season, Seattle is hoping for some post-pandemic cheer. Businesses are cautiously optimistic, but the downtown core, home to more than half the city’s jobs, has an office vacancy problem, tech layoffs, and ongoing concerns about homelessness and public safety. We take the pulse of the local economy.


Robert Nellams, Director, Seattle Center

Jon Scholes, President & CEO, Downtown Seattle Association

Tracey Wickersham, Senior Director of Cultural Tourism, Visit Seattle

Craig Coogan, Interim Executive Director, Seattle Men’s Chorus

Maria Coassin, Founder & Owner, Gelatiamo

Andrew J. Lewis, Seattle City Council


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