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Office of Strategic Planning and Performance Management

Business Relations and Economic Development

About Us:

The Rural Economic Strategies "2008 Annual Report" provides an overview of what was accomplished in 2008 and thoughts on projects to explore during 2009.

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To implement the mission and support over fifty Comprehensive Plan policies, the Rural Economic Strategies Program explores, supports, and/or initiates strategies and actions to enhance business opportunities and flexibility in these evolving economic times. The RES program focuses on rural unincorporated King County and works closely with rural businesses, the Agriculture Commission and Rural Forest Commission, the four rural Unincorporated Area Councils, chambers of commerce, and other partners to identify and address economic needs. This includes initiating regulatory changes, assisting in public workshops or training classes, facilitating county interdepartmental coordination, and/or interacting with rural communities on economic development and visioning efforts.

Public Review:

The Rural Economic Strategies "Updated Mission and Strategies" is the public review draft forwarded to and presented to various organizations and individuals in the county during the summer of 2009. Comments on the document have been received from the public and are being incorporated into a revised document which will be out for public review in September. The revised document will also include implementing "Actions" for the Strategies. The new updated document will be flexible and dynamic to respond to new and evolving rural business needs. Click to review


For information, please contact

Julia Larson, Coordinator
Rural Economic Strategies
400 Yesler Way, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-296-1062
Fax: 206-205-0719 FAX




Mission Statement:

... to advance the long term economic viability of the rural area, with an emphasis on farming, forestry, and other rural businesses, consistent with the unique character of rural King County.

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