Regional Economic Strategy

Last Updated: 
Jun 14, 2018

Amazing Place is the region's strategy to sustain economic vitality and global competitiveness.

Amazing Place: Growing jobs and opportunity in the central Puget Sound region

Amazing Place is a data driven regional economic strategy that identifies leading sectors and the ways the region intends to sustain economic development. 

The strategy has three big goals: open economic opportunities to everyone; compete globally; and sustain a high quality of life.  Each goal is supported by specific strategies and initiatives to sustain and grow jobs throughout the region, for all residents.

The strategy emphasizes traditional economic development priorities such as transportation, education, international trade and the region’s business climate. Newer emphasis areas include a specific rural strategy, initiatives to grow jobs throughout the region, advancing social equity and affordable housing.

Amazing Place serves as the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) per guidelines of the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

The Central Puget Sound Economic Development District Board is leading the implementation of the strategy.