Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, or as locals call it, “MLK,” runs through the heart of the Rainier Valley, one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the country. Traveling down the 4-mile MLK corridor is like taking a trip around the world without ever leaving Seattle.
With more than 90 languages spoken here, this community is home to many immigrants and new Americans from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. The high concentration of small, locally owned and operated businesses and service providers that thrive along MLK reflects the community’s rich cultural diversity and history.With the new light rail running through the MLK corridor between downtown and SeaTac International Airport, this international world is easy to get to and no passport is needed.
Former MLK BA chair and Forbes.com blogger Julie Pham profiles Dayspring-Fitch & Sons, Seattle’s last remaining independent African American funeral home. MLKBA board member and Dayspring-Fitch founder Zane Fitch shares his story of starting out and working in a still self-segregated industry, adapting to serve an increasingly diverse market, and preparing his sons to take […]
It takes a local, global village to make Plate of Nations a success! First and foremost we at the MLK Business Association want to THANK YOU good diners who came down to experience the global menus and down-home family service at our participating restaurants, and helped to support the Rainier Valley Food Bank during the […]
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