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About Economic Impact Study
Conducted in 2016, funded by Seattle Center Foundation, and led by Dr. William Beyers and GMA Research, the study surveyed Seattle Center visitors and businesses to determine the overall economic impact of the campus. Visitors provided detailed information about their expenditures and activities, and businesses provided information on their revenues, expenditures and attendance.
Dr. William Beyers, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography at the University of Washington, researched and authored the study’s report and Don Morgran, Senior Partner at GMA Research, designed the sampling plan and tabulated data from the visitory surveys.
“Financial success is critical to fulfilling our purpose at Seattle Center, to delight and inspire individuals and build strong communities. The statistics and stories contained in the Study demonstrate our reach and impact economically; and ultimately, speak to our effectiveness in serving Seattle residents and the region as a whole.”
– Robert Nellams, Seattle Center Director
“Seattle Center Foundation actively inspires broad community engagement to support and promote the evolution of Seattle Center, so we are pleased to that the Economic Impact Study verifies Seattle Center’s role as a strong economic contributor in our region.”
– Jane Zalutsky, Seattle Center Foundation Executive Director