Presents a framework for coordinating workforce and economic development around industry clusters in the State of Washington in order to provide state-funded support to such clusters.
"Based on Governor Gregoire’s direction and many discussions, Skills for the Next Washington presents a framework for coordinating workforce and economic development at the state and local levels focusing on a cluster-based approach. It does not attempt to describe comprehensively all the inter-related aspects of workforce and economic development or even all varieties of sector-based approaches. Sector strategies embody many approaches, of which a cluster-based approach is one” (p.1). (Abstractor: Author)