There is no doubt that Ballard is recognized as a great place to live, work, and play. From world-class restaurants highlighted in the New York Times to regular features in Sunset Magazine, Ballard is receiving critical acclaim from across the country and beyond. Add a new luxury hotel to the mix and it’s easy to recognize that Ballard is becoming a sought after travel destination.
At the same time, Ballard remains the home to significant maritime and industrial businesses that are the backbone of our community. From fishing to shipbuilding and heavy manufacturing to transportation services, all of these industries provide living wage jobs that help keep our local economy stable and vital to Ballard’s prosperity.
While the face of Ballard will continue to evolve, the eclectic mix of retail and restaurants with industrial and maritime businesses will help preserve Ballard’s identity in the years ahead.