In a special live episode of the Seattle Growth Podcast, recorded October 17 at Impact Hub Seattle, host Jeff Shulman moderates a conversation among three local leaders on the effects of Seattle’s dramatic economic and population boom.
Shulman’s guests include:
John Connors – managing partner at the Seattle venture capital firm Ignition Partners and former CFO of Microsoft.
Maggie Walker – Seattle civic leader and philanthropist known for her work with Social Venture Partners, Washington Women’s Foundation, Global Partnerships, Audubon Society, and the University of Washington, to name a few.
John Creighton – longtime commissioner of the Port of Seattle who also practices business law and public policy.
The Seattle Growth Podcast is a 13-episode exploration of this booming city’s ongoing transformation. A new episode premieres each Monday. Prior episodes have considered Seattle’s tech boom, the challenges of buying a home and renting, homelessness, the city’s character and culture, efforts to build density, emergency services, healthcare, schools, transportation and public utilities. A special episode investigates a proposed city ordinance that would allow homeless encampments on public lands such as parks. The final episode considers visions for the future, featuring an in-depth conversation with Mayor Ed Murray.
Seattle Growth Podcast Live was presented by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at the UW Foster School of Business.