On behalf of the Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Analysis Project (PNREAP), greetings and welcome to the Washington Regional Economic Analysis Project. Using the interactive regional economic tools of analysis at your disposal on this website, we invite you to conduct your own research to examine and assess changing economic conditions and trends of your county or region of interest.
The Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Analysis Project (PNREAP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation organized to foster and further sound regional economic research, analysis, education, outreach and decision-making. By exploiting web-enabled technologies PNREAP endeavors to empower people to expedite the distillation, portrayal, analysis and interpretation of regional economic data.
The regional economic research tools and analytical techniques created by PNREAP offer users a portal to more quickly and efficiently explore, discover and understand our fluctuating, dynamic and ever-changing regional economies. PNREAP supports and collaborates with local and regional economic development, research, and educational institutions nationwide.
Washington REAP features data and regional economic tools of analysis that apply to the 39 Washington counties and Washington's 12 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). To further enhance the investigation of the Washington economy in a regional policy and planning context, these website resources additionally assemble the data and introduce tools of analysis for conducting research on Washington's 12 Workforce Development Areas (WDAs) in association with Washington's 12 Workforce Development Councils (WDCs).
Tasked with implementing the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, Workforce Development Councils provide workforce development, strategic planning, and nurture coordination between education, training and employment efforts in their communities.
Additionally, the data and analysis are organized to demarcate eastern from western Washington, and metropolitan from nonmetropolitan areas.
Washington REAP aims to foster analysis of regional and interregional economic transformations and dynamics, in an effort to support the advance of economic planning and policy development statewide.
If your interests align with examining broader trends across the Washington's regional landscape, apply the interactive diagnostics available at the "click of a mouse" and select from among an assortment of principal indicators of major importance:
Investigate a topic all too often overlooked relating to how the changing mix and role of property income, transfer payments, earned income, and their contributions to growth, have transformed the Washington regional economy against the backdrop of changes nationwide.
The cornerstone of the Washington Regional Economic Analysis Project is the annual data compiled by the Regional Income Division of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. Department of Commerce encompassing more than 4 decades−from 1969 to 2011.
To compare and assess Washington's economy in contrast with other states of your choosing, enlist the use of the "Comparative Trends Analysis" in the United States Regional Economic Analysis Project