Look around, significant transportation related investments are being made in the U District—investments that will change how people get to, through and from the area. Link light rail will become operational in 2021 expanding economic capacity and growth. What will these changes mean to our business district? What does this mean for how customers get here? And what impacts will this have on how businesses hire and retain staff?

Join the conversation at the University Book Store on May 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m. to allow you time to get settled and enjoy coffee and refreshments. Enter via the University Bookstore’s parking lot entrance) for an opportunity to ask questions of, and learn from, other leaders that have experienced transportation related changes to their neighborhoods. 2021 may seem a ways off, but there are actionable items that your business or community organization can do now that will help ensure that it is ready for change.

Speakers include: Seattle City Councilmember Rob Johnson, Kristina Walker, Executive Director at Downtown Tacoma on the Go!, Jamie Lee, Director of Community Initiatives with Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation & Development Authority, Nick Abel, Transportation Specialist at Commute Seattle, Michael Wells, Small Business Advocate with City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, Sound Transit and Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce small businesses, moderated by Chase Landrey Community Engagement Coordinator with U District Partnership.