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©City Of Federal Way 2019

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A Growing Sector
Retailing: Downtown


Retail: Downtown
Quick Facts

  • The downtown area has more than 2.5 million square feet of retail space.


  • There are 93 retail stores in downtown. National chains account for 74 percent or 68 of the total stores.


  • There are more than 11,000 free parking spaces downtown to accommodate retailers, hotels, restaurants, and services.

  • More than 6,000 people are employed downtown. Retailing is the largest employment sector in downtown with 2,149 employees.


  • The trade market includes an estimated 250,000 local consumers including an estimated daytime labor force of 25,000 that commutes into Federal Way. It also includes more than 1 million annual business and leisure tourists for overnight and day trips.


  • 34 downtown retailers and restaurants were featured on the National Retail Federation’s “Top 100 Retailers for 2018” list.


  • Clothing and Clothing Accessories has the largest number of stores (15) of any retail subsector in downtown.


  • 65 percent of the clothing retailers located in Federal Way are in downtown, specifically at the Commons Mall and SeaTac Village.


  • Building Materials, Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers have the smallest number of stores (2) of any retail subsector in downtown.

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