In 2015, region grew by 7 people per hour

In 2015, the region had its strongest population growth in a decade and its strongest job growth since 1997.

[caption id="attachment_8580" align="alignleft" width="300"]The region has shown it's strongest growth in a decade, or nearly two for jobs. The region has shown its strongest growth in a decade, or nearly two for jobs.[/caption]

That's 63,000 people and 76,000 jobs in the last year. Or 7 people and 9 jobs per hour.

These are just a few highlights from the Growth Management Policy Board's upcoming exploration of growth in the region.

PSRC staff has begun to compile fresh data on growth in the region and will begin presenting it at the board's meeting on February 4, 2016.

Also on tap for that date is discussion on the Regional Centers Framework and 2016 policy board work program, as well as action on recommending certification of Comprehensive Plans for Everett, Lake Forest Park, Mill Creek, Monroe, Seattle, Snohomish County, Tacoma, University Place and Woodinville.

See the full agenda and watch the meeting here.