Puget Sound’s Trade and Competitiveness

A Region at Risk, A Region with Opportunity

Puget Sound is one of the most internationalized regions in the United States and is intricately tied to the global economy. Our region’s research institutions, small and medium sized businesses, ports and cultural organizations all rely on international connections to remain competitive. We cannot ignore growing international competition and must work to aggressively maintain our quality of life and jobs.

The Puget Sound region is blessed with many assets to help us compete, including a great research university, quality of life, educated workforce and industries of the future-we are a region of opportunity. We are also a region at risk. We are at risk internally if we do not address challenges like improving our transportation infrastructure and university funding. We are also at risk from external factors such as the growing worldwide competition for industries and jobs.

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