The news that our state ranks in the middle of the pack compared with other states on a recently released scoreboard is a bit disheartening, if not entirely surprising.
When it comes to recruiting new businesses and residents — as well as retaining them — we have some work to do and we know where many of the shortcomings lie.
It was still a tough thing to hear, however, when Opportunity Washington recently turned a spotlight on those weaknesses.
Nobody likes to have their flaws flaunted for all to see. But in this case it just may be the kind of wake-up call our state’s leaders need.
Slow and steady wins the race, and we hope Washington can start making deliberate steps toward improving education, transportation and economic vitality. Our state’s success depends on it.It does.