Archive for February, 2014

Beyond the Headlines ? Seattle’s Economic Share in the Region

Metropolitan economies are of growing importance to regional, statewide, national, and global prosperity. In 2007, for example, half of the global GDP (gross domestic product) came from just 380 cities worldwide.(i) Cities and metropolitan areas are vital to national and global markets, as they contain a wide range of skills and resources, a concentration of income, a diversity of knowledge and institutions, a density of services, and a developed infrastructure that spurs innovation and economic growth.(ii) For these reasons, cities ...

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SJI?s Annual Conference Highlights Productive Persistence & Other Innovations in Education and Training

SJI?s Annual Conference Highlights Productive Persistence & Other Innovations in Education and Training

February 19, 2014

Last month, Seattle Jobs Initiative was pleased to bring together a diverse group of more than 120 community college staff members, educators, and community-based organization staff members for our 2014 Community College + Community-Based Organization Conference! This year?s sold-out conference featured national and local experts Bob Giloth (Annie E. Casey Foundation), David Yeager (University of Texas), and Lawrence Morales (Seattle Central Community College), who presented innovative methods for increasing the success of students and program participants ? through ...

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