BDA Breakfast Series

Open to the public, the BDA Breakfast Series invites experts to share the latest information on Downtown trends and insights into pressing issues. View 2019 Breakfast Dates

May BDA Breakfast

Microsoft's Commitment to Affordable Housing

You’re invited to learn about Microsoft's $500M pledge to address affordable housing challenges on the Eastside. An all-star ensemble of experts will dive into the factors influencing the housing crisis, Microsoft’s housing initiative, and how the community must respond.

Since 2011, jobs in the region have grown 21 percent, while growth in housing construction has lagged at 13 percent. This gap in available housing has caused housing prices to surge 96 percent in the past eight years, making the Greater Seattle area the sixth most expensive region in the United States. The gap between job growth and housing growth has been even greater in the suburban cities around Seattle than in Seattle itself.

Challenge Seattle CEO and former Governor Christine Gregoire will facilitate a discussion with some of the key contributors behind Microsoft’s housing initiative, Jane Broom from Microsoft Philanthropies and Jessa Deutsch from BCG. Secure your seat today to hear why and how Downtown Bellevue's largest employer is addressing housing.

Featured Speakers

Hon. Christine Gregoire
Challenge Seattle, CEO
Former Governor of Washington


Jane Broom
Microsoft Philanthropies
Senior Director


Jessa Deutsch
Project Leader


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Event Details

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
7:30  - 9 am

Bellevue Club
11200 SE 6th St
Bellevue, WA 98004

Registration Information

$45 BDA Members, Students, and Government Representatives
$60 Non-Members
$320 Corporate Table for BDA Members, Students, and Government Reps (Seats 8)
$440 Corporate Table for Non-Members (Seats 8)

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