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King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer hosts King County Chief Economist Dr. Dave Reich, Ph.D. for an Economic Forecast Breakfast in South King County

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Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer hosted a South King County Economic Forecast “Good Eggs Breakfast”
with civic and community leaders from Auburn and Federal Way, focusing on job growth and the rise of home values in King County.

l-r Pete von Reichbauer, Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus,
King County Chief Economist Dr. Dave Reich, PhD.,
and Green River Community College President Dr. Eileen Ely, PhD


Dr. Dave Reich, King County’s Chief Economist, briefed South King County community leaders on the economic projections for our region in 2014. Among the areas covered in this morning’s discussion, Dr. Reich discussed the positive projections for both job growth and the rise of home values in Greater King County.

“I am pleased with the signs of economic recovery in South King County,” said King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer. “Creating new jobs and improving home values remains my top priority.”

Dr. Dave Reich, Ph.D. directs the Office of Economic and Financial Analysis which is responsible for the official economic and revenue projections used in the County’s budget process.

Prior to joining King County, Dr. Reich worked as a consultant in the private sector and for State of Washington. He earned his undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington, as well as a Master’s in Civil Engineering from UCLA.


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