New technology index report coming soon

WTC will be releasing Washington state’s first Technology Index Report in March 2000, with the authorization of the Governor’s office and Washington State Department of Community, Trade & Economic Development.

Similar to technology reports in other states, this report provides comparative data from over 30 different sources that, when taken as a whole, demonstrate the effect technology has on Washington’s economy. Updated annually, this technology report card will establish a benchmark for calculating Washington’s progress in areas critical to the success of technology-based business.

WTC Executive Director Lee Cheatham worked with an advisory board consisting of leaders in industry and government to determine the major economic indicators to track. These leaders included representatives from the American Electronics Association, the Washington Technology Alliance, the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association, the Washington Software Association, the Governor’s office, and many prominent technology companies in Washington. WTC staff gathered the data. Paul Sommers, Ph.D., senior research fellow for the UW Northwest Center for Public Policy, provided expertise in analysis and interpretation.

The report will be available in both hard copy format and as a downloadable file on WTC’s website in March 2000.

Related WTC links:

  • WTC publications

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