Sustainable Thurston Report Card

The Economy section looks at whether the region is growing in a way that supports all residents.

How well is the Thurston Region...

1. StormyIncreasing the number of jobs per household.

Outlook: Stormy, concerns for the future. View the supporting data.
2. Partly SunnyDecreasing the unemployment rate.

Outlook: Partly sunny, future uncertain. View the supporting data.
3. SunnyIncreasing average wages.

Outlook: Sunny, future looks bright. View the supporting data.

Related Goals

Related Sustainable Thurston Priority Goals

  • Priority Goal 6: Ensure that residents have the resources to meet their daily needs.
  • Priority Goal 7: Support local food systems to increase community resilience, health, and economic prosperity.
  • Priority Goal 9: Move toward a carbon-neutral community.

Related Sustainable Thurston Economy Goals

  • Goal EC-1: Coordinate economic development efforts to attract and retain businesses and jobs.
  • Goal EC-2: Foster industry clusters to create jobs, and increase revenue circulation locally.
  • Goal EC-3: Create an innovation culture to encourage entrepreneurship.
  • Goal EC-4: Provide robust infrastructure to support economic development.
  • Goal EC-5: Ensure adequate supply of shovel-ready land along primary transportation corridors and invest in commercial and industrial redevelopment.
  • Goal EC-6: Foster a progressive education system to match worker skills with employer needs.

Contact Us

  1. Is the Thurston Region becoming more sustainable? Do you agree with our assessments? For more information on the Sustainable Thurston Report Card, contact:

    Michael Ambrogi
    Senior GIS Analyst

    Thurston Regional Planning Council
    2424 Heritage Court SW
    Suite A
    Olympia, WA 98502
    Ph: 360-956-7575