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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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Dispute Resolution Center of King County »The Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) provides low-cost mediation & conflict resolution services in King County. We help people resolve conflicts outside of the court room for a variety of disputes.
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The Lighthouse for The Blind, Inc. »The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. currently employs over 390 individuals, more than 230 of whom are blind, Deaf-Blind, or blind with other disabilities.
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Financial Empowerment Network | Seattle-King County (formerly the Seattle-King County Asset Building Collaborative) »We connect people with affordable, mainstream banking; financial planning; financial ed; credit and debt counseling; free tax prep; public benefits; microenterprise development; and homeownership and foreclosure prevention resources.
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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.
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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.
A Summary of the King County Community Conversation Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults
This report summarizes the results of the King County community conversation held on February 29, 2012, to garner community input about the needs, challenges and opportunities for youth ages 16-24 in King County who are neither in school nor employed.
Building Security in America's Cities
Research released by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) highlights local governments as new and powerful players in creating opportunities for financial stability for individuals and families.
The Financial Security of Households with Children
Corporation for Enterprise Development analyzes data on the net worth and asset poverty of households with children and finds that many families are on financially shaky ground.
Low-Skill Workers' Access to Quality Green Jobs
This brief discusses strategies for improving access to green jobs among those with low skill levels, particularly jobs that can help improve workers’ economic standing and better support their families.

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