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Active Projects

Age-Friendly Housing Assessment

In 2009, King County’s Aging and Disability Services (ADS), released the report Quiet Crisis: Age Wave Maxes Out Affordable Housing, King County 2008-2025 (pdf). The report indicated that the need for age-friendly housing has outpaced the…

Yakima Equity Study Analysis

In 2016, the City of Yakima began a process to address the equitable distribution of City resources. To initiate this process, the city compiled data from a variety of sources, including the US Census Bureau,…

Recent Projects

STEM Mentor Training
With the number of aerospace jobs outpacing the amount of trained engineers to fill them, the Metro Center, in collaboration with Pierce County, created the online curriculum: STEM Mentor Training. This curriculum encourages companies in…

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 Research and Extension has provided leadership for the City of…