The businesses of Seattle’s SODO neighborhood are adapting to meet the evolving needs during the pandemic. Erin Goodman, the executive director of the SODO business improvement area, shares her perspective on the recent changes south of downtown and how the businesses she works with are navigating the pandemic. Goodman also shares how the business community in SODO differs from the business community in the U District BIA where she previously worked.
The episode also features musician Marco Antonio de Carvalho.This interview highlights the importance of public parks in giving community members respite during these challenging times.
Collectively, the interviews showcase stories of resilience in the face of adversity. The interviews also give unique perspectives on how the changes in Seattle are impacting residents and businesses.