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A strong economy is the engine that fuels all other elements of a healthy community. A strong regional economy requires support for people and businesses, and access to education, training and resources.

 

 

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Support education and training for low-income adults
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FareStart »FareStart's services target some of our community's highest-risk and hardest-to-serve residents. All are homeless or at high risk of homelessness.
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Craft3 »Enterprise Cascadia is a certified non-profit CDFI helping businesses, individuals and organizations create solutions to the challenges confronting communities  in Washington and Oregon.
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Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project »Real Change serves as a unique news outlet with a paid circulation of over 18,000 each week and also as a community organizing project to work against poverty.
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Mission Investing and Lessons Learned
The Seattle Foundation's Vice President of Community Programs, Michael Brown, discusses lessons learned from mission investing.
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Building Businesses, Income and Self-confidence
Washington CASH helps hundreds of individuals build businesses, income and self-confidence each year through a constellation of services including business development courses, microloans, technical assistance, mentoring and access to computer labs. These services enable low-income women, people with disabilities, new immigrants and refugees to start or expand on their self-employment ventures.
86% of King County residents say small businesses play a very important role in the health of the local economy.
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Opportunity Road: The Promise and Challenge of America's Forgotten Youth
A national cross-section of opportunity youth in 23 diverse locations across the United States was undertaken in August 2011 to learn about common elements in their personal histories and their lives today, and to explore opportunities to reconnect them to work and school.
Assets & Opportunity Scorecard
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.
Making Sustainability Legal
Sightline Institute's "Making Sustainability Legal" project is working to remove outdated rules that stop affordable, green solutions.
Bank on Seattle-King County
Bank on Seattle-King County provides people with alternatives to paying more than they need to for financial services, in order to help them on a pathway to economic stability and success.
Jump$tart Washington
Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington state.

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