Washington Roundtable releases Updated Benchmarks for a Better Washington

The Washington Roundtable has released the Summer 2019 update to Benchmarks for a Better Washington. The short video above summarizes key findings.

As the release points out,

In 2011, the Washington Roundtable began tracking the Benchmarks for a Better Washington, a discrete set of metrics that speak to the heart of what constitutes a world class state – innovation, quality education, efficient transportation, and a healthy business climate.

We use independent, 50-state data to determine where Washington ranks, measure changes in performance, and understand where there is opportunity for improvement.  Our goal is to make Washington a top 10 state for quality of life and innovation while ensuring it is not one of the most expensive states in which to do business.

Here’s the Roundtable’s summary highlights:

You can also download the fact sheet and Washington rankings.

The Benchmarks are a useful, data-driven way to assess our state’s performance on things that matter. We incorporated the Benchmarks in our initial foundation report and the Opportunity Washington Scorecard.