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Seattle Growth Podcast: Impact of a Sonics Return - Episode 3

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The Port of Seattle’s concern and opposition to the SoDo arena project

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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 3: The SoDo Arena and Port Jobs

The third episode takes a look at opposition to the Seattle Arena project in SoDo from the Port of Seattle, gives some history of the Port in SoDo, and examines concerns by the maritime and manufacturing industries in the area.

Featured guests are:

  • Port commissioner John Creighton
  • Mic Dinsmore, former Port CEO from 1992 to 2007
  • Dave Gering, executive director of the Manufacturing Industrial Council

Explore more from Episode 3: The SoDo Arena and Port Jobs here.