City of Everett, Snohomish County and Washington State University have won a 2017 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for WSU Everett. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.
“This was a huge undertaking, many years in the making – decades even – that required incredible partnerships to make a reality,” said Josh Brown, Executive Director of PSRC. “The new campus will bring economic opportunities to Everett and provide advantageous degree paths for students seeking area employment in aerospace and tech.”
WSU Everett can accommodate just over 1,000 students a year in its 95,000 square foot building.
The award was presented at the Snohomish County Tomorrow annual meeting on September 27.
VISION 2040 is the region’s growth management, economic, and transportation strategy, designed to meet the needs of the 5 million people expected to be living in the region in 2040. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region – promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.
PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 entities, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region.