Tomorrow’s healthy community depends on today’s vision and leadership. Part of the AWC CQC mission is working with cities as environmental stewards, creating a framework that supports a thriving green economy. We’re taking that concept to the drawing board, working with partners from universities, the public and private sectors, tribes, NGOS, community organizations, and the Association of Washington Cities to explore the possibilities of creating an economic green corridor in Washington state. A mega region where new economic models and clean technology respond to climate change.

What would it mean for our cities, the region, and the world if Washington can develop, nurture and grow the technologies and manufacture the products that address climate change? CQC and its partners are starting the discussion with an in-depth economic analysis, creating a roadmap that explores four critical sustainability sectors: water, energy, agriculture and forestry, and building materials. Read more in Growing the Green Economy in Washington State: Exploring an Eco-Nomic Center.

Growing the Green Economy partners

City of Arlington | Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, The Evergreen State College | Clean Tech Alliance | Community Attributes | WA State Department of Natural Resources | City of Everett | Snohomish Economic Development Alliance | HDR | King County | City of Marysville | McKinstry | Puget Sound Energy | Puget Sound Regional Council | City of Seattle | Snohomish and King County Master Builders | Snohomish Economic Development Alliance | University of Washington | Washington State University