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Local Investment Networks

Build an investment network that connects local businesses needing capital with local community members who want to invest. LIN establishes a wealth building strategy that…

Promoting Urban Food, Energy and Water Resource Resilience via the Regional Food System

Urban areas are major consumers of food, energy, and water (FEW). While the water and energy generally originate within an immediate geographic region, the food…

Urban Food-Energy-Water Summit

Friday November 18, 2016: Join us for an interactive summit including presentations & small group discussions about intersecting resource management challenges and planning a sustainable…

Measuring Changes in the Restaurant Industry

The Metro Center is tracking policy and operational changes in the restaurant industry as it responds to changes in Seattle’s municipal minimum wage.

America’s Best Communities Competition

America’s Best Communities (ABC) is a three year $10 million competition that aims to increase economic development in small communities. The Metropolitan Center for Applied…