King County Benchmarks: economy
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The King County Benchmark Program is not currently being updated with new data. The program is being revised to align with the newly updated King County Countywide Planning Policies. Updates of our progress in revising the Benchmark Program will be provided here.
The King County Countywide Planning Policies state: "Jurisdictions should cooperatively create an environment which sustains the economic vitality of the region and which contributes to manageable economic growth. Jurisdictions shall recognize that King County is part of a larger regional economy, which is strongly linked by trade to the national and international economies."
The Benchmark Program tracks the following outcomes of the Countywide Planning Policies related to economic vitality:
Promote family-wage jobs
Increase income and reduce poverty
Increase business formation, expansion, and retention
Increase jobs that add to King County's economic base
Increase educational skill levels
Explore the indicators of King County's economy by selecting from the navigation bar to your left.