CREATING A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY WITH SHARED PROSPERITY
October 17, 2012
August 25, 2011
Meeting the Future
This is what it means to take the harder path. It isn't easy, but it is what it will take for us to exert meaningful control over our future and build a solid foundation for coming generations. It's what it will take to improve our schools so that all of our kids are prepared to step up. It's what it will take to make sure our limited resources are invested strategically to build the next generation infrastructure.
Here is what we will do:
Invest in Seattle's Residents, Youth and Young Adults
All of our residents deserve an opportunity to achieve their full potential and share in our region's prosperity. We will start with focused efforts to create new jobs, bolster our most challenged businesses and communities, and increase the skills of our youth and low-income residents.
Invest in Seattle's Entrepreneurs
The City can play an important role in fostering a business climate and environment where all businesses can thrive. We will connect businesses to resources that will help them expand and remove unnecessary hurdles that inhibit their success.
Invest in Seattle's Economic Strengths
Seattle possesses rich concentrations of knowledge and experience in key economic sectors that provide a strong foundation for economic recovery. We will take stock of our existing economic strengths and nurture them where possible to encourage further diversification.
Invest in Next Generation Infrastructure
Smart infrastructure investments can create jobs while laying a physical foundation for the future that is socially and environmentally sustainable. Over the next four years, the City will be investing heavily in new capital projects and in maintaining existing capital assets, with the 2010 Adopted Capital Improvement Program totaling over $700 million supporting over 2,500 direct jobs annually in the public and private sector and at least as many indirect and induced jobs.
Count What Matters
We will stay focused and make necessary course corrections by measuring and reporting on our progress. The City will benchmark and report to the public semi-annually on five key economic indicators:
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