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By Don C. Brunell
The Times 

Rural Prosperity Essential to Washington

 

November 2, 2017



While Seattle is growing rapidly, our rural areas continue to struggle. They don’t have the corporate giants such as Amazon, Microsoft and Boeing creating jobs and economic opportunities. Farms are predominantly family-owned.

Today, there is a rejuvenated effort to bring prosperity to Washington’s rural communities. While agriculture is the largest sector, timber, manufacturing, high tech and energy provide opportunities as well.

Rural jobs and economic revitalization are national in scope.

Writing in The Daily Yonder, Bill Bishop reports on the markedly different employment patterns...



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