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Seattle Growth Podcast: Impact of a Sonics Return - Episode 2

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Pete Nordstrom and Wally Walker on SoDo arena plans and next steps

Jeff Shulman (Seattle Growth Podcast)
Seattle Growth Podcast

Need to learn more about the various issues surrounding the efforts to build a new arena and return the SuperSonics franchise to Seattle and the NBA? A great new resource has you covered.

Jeff Shulman, associate professor in marketing at UW’s Foster School of Business, hosts a critically-acclaimed podcast exploring and discussing the economic and population growth of the city of Seattle. In its second season, the Seattle Growth Podcast will tackle the impact of a potential return of the Sonics on the city.

Shulman hopes to offer perspective on the team’s and arena’s effects on real estate, traffic, taxes, employment, and the overall community. He’ll be speaking in-depth with residents, business owners, academic experts, city leaders & officials, as well as former Sonics players and owners to help inform the discussion.

We’re happy to present each episode as they become available.

Episode 2: SoDo Arena Group: Purpose, Plan, Next Steps

The second episode is an exploration of the Seattle Arena project in SoDo, the investor group’s intent and plans, what they need from the city, and next steps.

Featured guests are two members of the SoDo investment group:

  • Pete Nordstrom, co-president of the Nordstrom luxury retail empire and one time minority owner of the Seattle SuperSonics
  • Wally Walker, former Sonics team executive, as well as a former player

Explore more from Episode 2: SoDo Arena Group: Purpose, Plan, Next Steps here.