Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority

A Business, Economic and Public Policy Assessment of the PDA’s Properties

BERK analyzed the economic and fiscal impacts of the Pike Place Market, in connection with a proposed bond issue to improve the Market’s aging facilities and infrastructure. Our analysis was used to help make a business and economic case for investment in the Market’s facilities and infrastructure, and to help inform the public, the Board, and the City about the Market’s economic impacts.

Tasks in the project were to identify and analyze the direct tax-related benefits from the Market; direct and indirect job-related benefits; visitor benefits; and the community and regional impacts associated with the Market.