Friday, August 7, 2009

Telling It Like It Is

The Prosperity Partnership has announced the release of the Military Cluster Development Strategy.

This work is thanks to many who helped in this process, from the working group participants to those who provided data and information for the report to those who are currently participating in the Washington Defense Partnership. The report is attached.

Two action items in the strategy have been incorporated into the Prosperity Partnership’s 2009 Action Items and both have been completed. Thanks to the hard work of Mark San Souci and others, the Interstate Compact for Military Children was signed into law by the Governor on May 7, 2009. The Washington Defense Partnership, an ongoing effort to stitch the military communities and their development goals more closely together, met for the first time on May 27, 2009.

The Washington Defense Partnership will provide a central coordinating body for facilitating solutions to support the military presence and mission in Washington. This includes support for installations and the units based here, as well as armed forces members and their families, retirees, veterans, and the contracting community.

The Partnership will meet as a whole twice a year and is currently planning for its fall meeting. If you would like to be a part of the group or to learn more about it, please contact Olivia Robinson or 206-464-7890.

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