A growing business climate
From 2011 through 2014, gross business income in Washington state increased from $614 billion to $734 billion. (data link) For small businesses, it rose from $189 billion to $219 billion.
Average earnings on the rise
The average earnings of Washington workers rose from $49,894 in 2011 to $54,829 in 2014.
Helping workers find jobs
The percentage of people participating in the state's WorkSource program who find jobs rose from 52 percent in 2011 to 65.6 percent in 2015.
Employment growing in key sectors
Employment in several key sectors has also risen. From 2011 through 2014, employment rose 31 percent in information/communication technology, 54 percent in maritime and 11 percent in agriculture.
Increasing water supplies for agriculture
State efforts to make 423,000 acre-feet of new water supply available for agriculture by 2020 are on track.