Make no mistake: Our top priority today, tomorrow and every day for the next four years is jobs.
We will create an economic climate where innovation and entrepreneurship can continue to thrive and create good-paying jobs in every corner of our state - jobs that will provide great livings and great communities for our children and grandchildren. We’ve developed preliminary outcome measures to keep Washington an attractive place to grow your business, work and live.
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We've mapped out sub topics, outcomes and leading indicators for this goal.
We welcome feedback at Results@gov.wa.gov.
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BUSINESS VITALITYWashington is a great place to grow your business
|Competitive and Diversified Economy|
|Increase state real GDP from $325 billion in 2012 to $351 billion by 2015||Increase gross business income (GBI) from $646 billion in 2012 to $749 billion by 2015|
THRIVING WASHINGTONIANSWashington is THE place to work
|Good-quality Jobs||Expanding Opportunities|
|Increase the number of jobs in state by 150,000 by 2015||Increase the average earnings of Washington workers from $52,000 in 2012 to $56,000 by 2015|
SUSTAINABLE, EFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTUREWashington's infrastructure meets tomorrow's needs
|Reliable Infrastructure||Sustainable Transportation|
|Maintain infrastructure assets at 2012 baseline condition levels||Increase the percentage of Washingtonians using alternative transportation commute methods to 33% by 2015|
QUALITY OF LIFEWashington is a great place to live
|Adopt genuine progress indicator and increase by X% from 2013 baseline (TBD)|
What do these terms mean
Definitions for performance measurement terms may be helpful as you review the draft measures and indicators (PDF) above.There are three levels of information to think about for each of Gov. Inslee's goals.
- Goal topic: each goal is broken up into specific goal topics that organize how we define and measure progress on the larger goal.
- Outcome measure: each goal topic includes one or more outcome measures that identify the results we want to achieve over time.
- Leading indicators: the progress on each outcome measure is determined by a set of specific, detailed, quantifiable indicators. This is the data our state agencies regularly report to the Results Washington team.
Governor's goal council
Results Washington is distinctive for a number of reasons, including the cross-agency collaboration to draft the goals, outcome measures and leading indicators. The agencies listed to the left participated as a goal council in the preparation of the first drafts now available to the public and others for comment. They, and other state agencies and partners, will be working together to achieve the goals of Results Washington to provide a data-driven approach to decision making and making that process open and transparent to the public.