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King County, Washington

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The Connection between Floodplains and the Economy
King County, Washington- Published October, 2007

Economic Connections Between the King County Floodplains and the Greater King County EconomyEconomic Connections Between the King County Floodplains and the Greater King County Economy provides an independent assessment of the value of flood protection to the region's economy. This economic evaluation includes:

  • inventory of active employment and payroll in King County floodplains;
  • assessment of potential short-term economic effects of a major flood event;
  • assessment of potential long-term economic effects of a change in aerospace employment and personal income in floodplains.

The report, commissioned by King County in spring, 2007, was conducted by principal economist Ted Helvoigt for the firm, ECONorthwest.  Founded in 1974, ECONorthwest has completed more than 1,500 projects in economics, finance, planning, and policy evaluation.

Economic Connection Between the King County Floodplain and the Greater King County Economy is provided in Adobe Acrobat format for compatibility with a wide variety of browsers and computer systems. For help with Acrobat, please see our Adobe Acrobat help page.

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