January 23, 2023
Recent events in our local community and across the U.S. are spotlighting a checkered history of systemic racism that continues to impact our communities and essential institutions. The Port will continue to use our policy platforms and programs to create opportunities in historically underserved communities and to seek ways we can reverse inequity.
At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), we promise to create an elevated travel experience that reflects the spirit of the Pacific Northwest, which strives for inclusion. This mission provides more opportunities for small, local, and disadvantaged businesses to ensure that the face of the airport reflects the diversity of our community.
Demanding racial justice and equity is a responsibility shared by all of us. One way to fight racism every day is to spend like it matters.
When you’re traveling next, and into the future, eat at and shop at these Black-owned businesses and support the entrepreneurs that help our economies and communities thrive.
Many of the dining and retail businesses at SEA operate as joint venture partnerships. Other shops and restaurants that are partially owned by Black members of our community include:
Read the story of Marques Warren of Warren’s News & Gift (WNG), a family-owned and Black-owned airport business. In partnership with the Hudson Group, WNG operates 18 stores at SEA, doing business across multiple licenses including Hudson News, Hudson Booksellers, Alki Café, Made in Washington, MAC Cosmetics, and Coach. In addition to operating airport concessions, Warren owns and operates a retail store in downtown Seattle called Downtown Spirits.
Shops throughout the airport devote shelf space to products created by Black-owned companies and creators. Here is where to find them:
January 23, 2023
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