Businesses of the U District

  • 600+ licensed businesses
  • Majority managed by owner-operators
  • A large percentage of woman- and/or minority-owned businesses
  • Diverse mix of cuisine types in food & beverage

My role was to research the businesses in the area and map my findings, to help the Economic Development team find out more about the U District economy, focusing on contact details, business category mix, the variety of cuisine options and diversity of ownership. 

All the data was collected,  recorded and sorted in a master database, providing a central resource for the team to reference and amend as required. This became particularly useful during the pandemic to facilitate communication between the U District Partnership team and the community they serve.