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In a formal press announcement on September 28, 2016 Seattle Mayor Ed Murray released the Commercial Affordability Advisory Committee recommendations to help ensure Seattle remains an affordable and equitable place to do business. NDC was a technical advisor for the Mayor’s commercial affordability task force.

West Team Director Chuck Depew and Economic Development Fellow Melissa LaFayette recently supported the City of Seattle’s efforts. Through a technical assistance contract with the City of Seattle, they worked with the Office of Economic Development to help identify strategies for success, and provide research support to the task force. The work is just beginning, Chuck and Melissa will continue to assist the City in implementing elements of the recommendations.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

See full press release HERE: Mayor Releases Commercial Affordability Plan