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April 6, 2018


Josh Brown 
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Take the VISION 2050 survey!

In March PSRC conducted a statistically valid phone survey of 2,000 people in King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap counties. The goal of the survey was to measure attitudes and opinions on growth and other issues related to VISION 2050. 

We have a few initial takeaways, with full results available next month. We've posted the survey on our website and invite you to tell us what you think about growth, development and how things are going in the central Puget Sound region. Input will help shape our work on VISION 2050. You can take the survey here.


Meeting of the Growth Management Policy Board

Growth board discusses priorities for VISION 2050

During the scoping period for VISION 2050, we reached out to thousands of people around the region. This week the growth board heard a presentation on key themes in the comments. Board members broke up into small groups to discuss priorities for developing VISION 2050. The board is anticipated to adopt a final scoping report and work plan for VISION 2050 in May.


Regional economy adding more jobs

The number of jobs keep growing in the region, fueling population growth as people move here for opportunities. In 2017 the region added 59,700 jobs, slightly more than the gain in the previous year. Regionwide, jobs grew 21 percent since 2010, or 3 percent in the past year. Check out our latest Puget Sound Trend for all the numbers.

Chart showing job growth 2010-2017


Co-chairs announced for Choose Washington NMA Council

Rick Bender and Dr. Noel Schulz
Rick Bender and Dr. Noel Schulz

Statewide efforts to land Boeing's new mid-market aircraft -- the NMA -- are moving ahead. Governor Inslee's Choose Washington NMA Council announced the two co-chairs who will spearhead the Council's work: Dr. Noel Schulz and Rick Bender. 

Our region and state leads the world in commercial aircraft production. The NMA Council's work is key to ensuring Washington continues to be the national leader in commercial aerospace for another generation.


Meeting with leaders around the region

A big focus for me since the beginning of the year is to meet with elected leaders in the region, listening and learning about what's happening in local communities and bringing those issues back to our work at PSRC. I've met with elected officials in Sammamish, Kenmore, Auburn, Mercer Island, Burien, Tukwila, Des Moines, Federal Way, Tacoma, Shoreline, Everett, Normandy Park, and Mukilteo -- to name a few! We're fortunate to have so many fantastic leaders in our region who are stepping up to help shape a bright future for their communities and work together at the regional level.

 

I welcome your feedback on our work at PSRC. You can reach me at jbrown@psrc.org.

 

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