As Economic Development Director, Jordan is responsible for supporting existing and potential businesses within Pioneer Square through economic development strategies, business recruitment, relationship building and exploring entrepreneurial programs.
This month, Jordan talks us through his first few weeks with the Alliance, what he thinks of the neighborhood so far and what he’s looking forward to in the upcoming months.
Recently, we announced our organizational “Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” statement. This statement, crafted with support by consultant group BDS Planning, details the Alliance for Pioneer Square’s commitment to developing and embedding a race and social equity framework within our organization’s foundation. This is a commitment to use our position as a leader, advocate, and trusted steward in the neighborhood to support populations within our community that are experiencing barriers to thriving, both economically and personally, due to the impacts of historic and ongoing systemic racism and oppression.
In this month’s staff interview, Lisa Dixon Howard, Executive Director of the Alliance, talks about what the “Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” statement means for the organization and what’s next.