WE ENVISION 2024 SEATTLE AS A PLACE WHERE ...

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We value and strengthen a diverse ecosystem of businesses and industries creating a resilient economic landscape.
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Seattle ideas and goods meet social, cultural, and market needs around the globe.
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We actively cultivate, grow, and attract entrepreneurial ideas. Strong and creative ideas from here, or from anywhere on the globe, find an open and supportive environment for creating robust business ventures and jobs. We provide pathways to success at all scales, from the individual enterprise to our most globally recognized companies.
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We capitalize on the intersection of sectors, strategically building collegial and creative connections between the private sector, government, and education.
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We have a deep, broad, and flexible pool of talent, both home grown and attracted from afar.
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We have leading primary, secondary, and postsecondary education opportunities cultivating skills and creativity in alignment with current and future workforce needs, creating opportunities for meaningful social mobility for all Seattle residents.
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Our commitment to our natural, built, and cultural environment makes this an extraordinary place to live, work, educate, and prosper.
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Our city government is wholly invested in advancing this vision, identifying and enacting policies, projects, and opportunities to support the economic health of Seattle, a high quality of life and a thriving middle class.
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Our leadership and prosperity contributes to and supports the economic vibrancy of Washington State.

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION WILL HELP SEATTLE ACCOMPLISH THIS 10-YEAR VISION BY ...

  • Telling the story:
    Sharing Seattle’s economic vision and strengths.
  • Simplifying
    Identifying opportunities to improve policies and regulatory functions.
  • Analyzing
    Surfacing and investigating economic strategies that can benefit our city and all its residents, and elevating economic data and concepts in civic conversation.
  • Accelerating
    Encouraging city government, the private sector, and education to collaborate in developing priorities, creating new opportuni- ties, and overcoming challenges together.
  • Leading
    Influencing and driving effective action towards this vision for Seattle.