The region's Economic Development District board has put its finishing touches on
Amazing Place: Growing Jobs and Opportunity in the central Puget Sound region.
The new strategy continues to emphasize traditional economic development priorities including: transportation, education, international trade and the region's business climate. New emphasis areas include a specific rural strategy, initiatives to grow jobs throughout the region, advancing social equity and affordable housing. The strategy also includes a new implementation framework designed to keep the region nimble. The EDD board will continuously develop current priority actions. You can find the latest draft of the new strategy
. The board made some last-minute changes that staff is working to include in a final report later this month.