The mission of the Central Area Collaborative is to create and sustain a framework for commercial vitality, leadership development and cultural legacy preservation that inspires and attracts investments in high-quality strategies and tools, resulting in wealth creation for historical, present, and future residents, reflective of the brilliance of a culturally diverse and respectful community.
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TO ENSURE THE COMMERCIAL VITALITY OF THE CENTRAL AREA
THE CENTRAL AREA AS A THRIVING ECONOMIC AND CULTURALLY VIBRANT COMMUNITY
As the Central Area Collaborative, we measure our success based on our ability to contribute to a thriving Central Area community. We are committed to ensuring that all community and collaborative members, partners, and supporters have confidence in our direction and understand the opportunities to support this work.
Five goals were identified through a multistage process of garnering input from community stakeholders. These goals help to focus our efforts, activate our mission, and manifest our vision.
Align ongoing commercial development in the central area with community input.
Establish, retain, and grow independent, micro, and small businesses in the central area.
Increase job training and social services for special populations living and working in the central area.
Develop a thriving, high-quality, and educational food ecosystem reflective of African diaspora.
Establish the central area as an African American arts and cultural center.
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OUR LATEST NEWS
Central Area Collaborative and The Intentionalist partnering in support of small businesses in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood.
The Central Area Collaborative and Intentionalist are excited to announce a partnership in support of small businesses in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood. As an organization dedicated to the economic and cultural vitality of Seattle’s Central Area, the Central...
The Central Area Collaborative is looking to update the commitment to economic development that was created by the community in 2015/2016. Due to COVID, we have opted to request feedback electronically. Since 2015, there have been several avenues to access assistance....
The City and State need your assistance in learning what it is doing right and what needs improvement as it relates to assistance for Central Area small businesses. Please let your voice be heard and wishes be known. We know how much our businesses are hurting. We...
The city of Seattle and Community Partners Launch ‘Shop Your Block’ Holiday Campaign to Support Small Businesses The city develops new small business map to connect the public to local retailers for the holiday shopping season SEATTLE (November 20, 2020) --Today, the...
The Central Area Collaborative partnered with SphereSolar Energy to apply for the Office of Economic Developments Career Connected Learning Grant. Using goal 3, the communities mandate as outlined in the 2015 - 2018 Commercial Revitalization Plan - Increase Job...
As COVID-19 and construction appear to be the mainstays of the Central Area neighborhoods, it appears that our neighbors to the south, the Columbia City neighborhoods seem to have taken advantage of an SDOT program to help not only confined residents but neighboring...
Our first newsletter! Tell us what you think and who you think would enjoy what we are up to. CAC_News Letter_Aug2020 v3
The Central area collaborative looks to ensure the Central Area is represented in the various grant and incentive programs for energy efficiency for residents as well as commercial tenants. Several organizations are looking to conduct solar energy pilot projects in...
Seattle City Light and the City Light Customer Advocacy team are asking residents to contact them for assistance. Seattle City Light is here to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic and will not shut off your power for non-payment during this emergency.
The Ranier Valley Community Development Fund is seeking applications for a new Executive Director. The Third Sector Company is conducting the search on behalf of the organization. https://thirdsectorcompany.com/executive-search/current-searches/...