Events & Marketing
Achieving the U District’s vision for innovative entrepreneurs, major employers, and diverse residents requires positioning the District in the minds of potential investors as an ideal place for these activities. This means a strategic branding and communications effort that goes beyond street level retail activities to audiences far beyond students and others who are already in the District.
This year the UDP will proudly host the 50th annual U District StreetFair May 18 and 19, 2019.
Promote Unique local businesses
Read about unique U District businesses here. We meet with businesses to engage and solicit their needs for expansion and retention. We market the U District as a Transportation/Transit Hub and work with UW representatives, district residents, businesses, the City, METRO, Sound Transit, and others. We assemble existing transportation plans and develop recommendations for wayfinding tools, on-line links, and other tools to exploit the U District’s competitive advantage as a transportation hub.