Lt. Governor Spotlights Economic Development with Tri-Cities Legislative Council

Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib kept the focus on statewide economic development Thursday, broaching economic issues affecting the Tri-Cities.

He pledged to use the power of his office to create opportunities for individuals in the Tri-Cities region, specifically expanding access to institutions of higher education within the area.

In fact, the Tri-Cities region is the fastest-growing job market in Washington state. As a result, keeping up with the high demand for workforce training is a priority—an issue Habib pledged to address.

Further discussion centered on fostering growth around tourism, capital projects and transportation to accelerate the region’s progress and prosperity—all components of Habib’s pledge to work toward expanding access to opportunity and creating a more prosperous Washington for all.