This editorial in the Herald of Everett puts our Opportunity Score into a voting context. And does a great job of explaining how this tool can be used to guide decision-making.
Here’s where your vote ultimately can have an influence: Opportunity Washington, a joint project of the Association of Washington Business, Washington Roundtable, Washington Research Council and Enterprise Washington, has released the fall update of its Opportunity Index, Washington state’s rankings against the other 49 states in regard to education, transportation and economic climate.
…The state’s rankings in those three areas — education, transportation and economic climate — are something to consider, not just by elected officials, but also for voters as they choose our elected officials.
We’re delighted with the editorial and appreciate the editorial board’s endorsement of the Opportunity Score. Our next quarterly update will be in January 2016. In the meantime, please check here frequently for information on how we’re progressing.