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The development of an NBA and NHL arena in SODO has the potential to impact important segments of our economy, including construction, tourism, and maritime industries. That is why I am proposing an amendment to the MOU that will require an independent Economic Impact Analysis be included as part of any final arena deal.
Statements have been made on both sides of this issue about the potential impact of the arena on jobs and economic growth in our region. Rather than use anecdotal or incomplete information, however, we need an independent evaluation of the potential impacts – both positive and negative – on the region’s economy.
Under my proposal, the independent Economic Impact Analysis will be performed after the MOU has been adopted as part of the next stages of review and permitting for the project and before any issuance of public financing for the project.
So construction, growth, new teams, new restaurants/bars, and more tourist dollars, would NEGATIVELY impact our economy?? What?
I swear to god, there is this strange undercurrent of Seattlies that is terrified of growth, of getting bigger and better.