MarketShare is a nonprofit building a permanent street food market in Seattle that incubates immigrant and refugee-owned startup restaurant businesses.
After nearly one year of development, MarketShare is pleased to announce the official launch of the Campaign for King Street, the grassroots movement to transform the second floor of King Street Train Station into a permanent international street food market that incubates micro restaurant startups run by low-income immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs.
"It's the perfect idea for a sanctuary city that marches on its stomach."
-Knute Berger, Crosscut.com
OUR STORY SO FAR
Inspired by a love for diverse cuisine and the people that make them, MarketShare launched in 2014 through a pilot program that worked in tandem with two immigrant entrepreneurs as they established their respective food businesses. Currently, we are working to establish a permanent market space in the heart of downtown Seattle where similar businesses can flourish and all communities can come together over delicious food.
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Our pilot phase was a year long program where we helped two immigrant women take steps towards starting their own food businesses. It helped us learn about both the challenges and keys to success immigrant food entrepreneurs face when trying to enter the Seattle culinary scene.
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