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Mayor Durkan, community leaders discuss new efforts to support downtown recovery
Mayor Durkan, community leaders discuss new efforts to support downtown recovery
6/23/202134:18

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and downtown Seattle community leaders announce the Road to Downtown Recovery plan, which includes new efforts and investments to bring workers, small businesses, and visitors back downtown. Using Seattle Rescue Plan investments and other federal funds, the City will invest more than $9 million in downtown recovery projects, including efforts to address empty storefronts, direct cash assistance to downtown small businesses, and workforce development programs for un- or under-employed downtown hospitality workers. Private partners - including the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and Visit Seattle - are committing $7.4 million this year for other efforts including marketing, events, and cleaning. For the purposes of this recovery effort, the City's definition of downtown spans from Seattle Center to the Stadium District and I-5 to the Waterfront. 

Speakers include:

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle

Jon Scholes, Downtown Seattle Association

Mary Bacarella, Pike Place Market PDA

Michael Greer, ArtsFund

Eric Pettigrew, Seattle Kraken

Gina Hall, Uplift Northwest

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