Many businesses are struggling to survive due to the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, Nationwide data shows that of businesses closed at least temporarily, approximately 60% will remain closed permanently
and a New York Federal Reserve study found
that Black-owned businesses have closed at nearly twice the rate of other businesses due to COVID-19. We see this playing out in our region as well. The Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) reported in October
that over 130 street-level businesses had permanently closed in downtown Seattle alone. With explosive growth in daily coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and new restrictions, businesses are suffering, but, together, we can make a difference by shopping at small, local, and diverse businesses this holiday season.
Check out these guides, maps, and lists to help you find businesses to support in your favorite neighborhoods throughout our region:
If you have a guide, map, or list to add to the list, contact Cori Lumens