We need your input on the Regional Economic Strategy

Comment by Nov 10 to help shape the region's economic future

PSRC is encouraging feedback on the draft Regional Economic Strategy.

The strategy is a blueprint for regional collaboration on economic development across King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

It also enables local jurisdictions and eligible organizations to qualify for funding under U.S. Economic Development Administration programs.

The draft Regional Economic Strategy aims to address the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic – and looks ahead to what needs to happen to support the region's long-term economic success. The strategy is organized around three overarching goals:

  • Expanding economic opportunity
  • Maintaining global competitiveness
  • Sustaining a high quality of life

The strategy highlights important efforts already underway to reach these goals and identifies new ways for making progress.

Several new and expanded regional challenges were identified in outreach with stakeholders:

  • Equity
  • Health
  • Childcare
  • Job Distribution
  • Broadband
  • Housing
  • Business Recovery
  • Industry Resilience

These new and expanded focus areas are highlighted alongside key long-term strategic areas that have been carried forward from the last adopted strategy.

Learn more, review the draft strategy or make a comment on our engagement page.   Comments are due by November 10.

The Economic Development District Board is scheduled to adopt the strategy in December.