Snohomish County leads U.S. in income growth

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During the past five years, no major county in the United States had a greater increase in personal income growth than Snohomish County.

“This is not by accident,” said Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon. “We’ve made the conscious effort to make Snohomish County the most competitive county in the state.”

Snohomish County’s personal income expanded by 40 percent, the largest five-year increase among major counties.

“This is not just about a job, it’s about high-paying job,” Reardon said. “It’s about creating jobs that allow our residents to afford a home and send their children to college.”

In 2009, Snohomish County residents earned a total of $30.3 billion, according to research conducted by the American City Business Journals. That was an increase from $29.8 billion in 2008 and $21.6 billion in 2004.

“Snohomish County is on track, in the black and moving forward,” Reardon said. “We’re committed to creating opportunities for the families who call Snohomish County home.”

For a complete look at the report, go to http://tinyurl.com/3t6zkvv.

Photo courtesy Nedal.

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