Seattle Growth Podcast 5.7: business and the homeless

How is Seattle’s business community responding to the homelessness crisis? How should it respond?

Episode 7 of the Seattle Growth Podcast, season 5, examines why and how business leaders could chip away at the homelessness crisis through the perspectives of two leaders Seattle’s business community.

Jon Scholes is the president and CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association, a 2,000-member non-profit organization whose mission is to create a healthy, vibrant downtown by advocating on issues of transportation, economic development and the urban experience.

Mike Slade, co-founder of the venture capital firm Second Avenue Partners, is a veteran of Microsoft, where he introduced world-renowned software products including Excel and Office, and Starwave, where as CEO he launched high-profile sites including, and

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Jon Scholes
Mike Slade

The Seattle Growth Podcast is hosted and produced by Jeff Shulman, a professor of marketing and the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor at the UW Foster School of Business.

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