Sector Development

Sector Development is a Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration push to conduct regional planning and develop sector strategies for the locally identified significant economic sectors nationally. These strategies will be developed to provide activities focusing public and private regional resources to in-demand talent pipelines that result in stronger economic development within each sector of the economy resulting in opportunities in employment within in-demand occupations identified using available labor market data.

The objectives of developing sector-specific strategies locally in Snohomish County are to identify the business needs within the local target sectors in regards to their workforce; to align the local training, public, and community resources to address these identified business workforce needs; identify fields of steady career progression to the local populace to create sustainable employment pipelines into livable wage opportunities within the local sectors.

The objectives will result in the investment in a higher skilled local workforce and lead to advancement of the international competitiveness of the local workforce, culminating in the continued elevating of the economic advantage of conducting and operating businesses within Snohomish County.

Upcoming Round Table and Town Hall Events

Event Date
Manufacturing May 31st 2017
Professional & Business Services June 28th 2017
Townhall for Energy & Clean Tech, Manufacturing, and Professioinal & Business Services July 19th 2017
Retail September 27th
Healthcare October 25th
Agriculture November TBD
Townhall for Retail, Healthcare and Agriculture December 6th


Document Title Date
Clean Technology Roundtable 4/25/2017
Construction Roundtable 2/22/2017
Healthcare Roundtable 10/26/2016
Healthcare Solutions  
Hospitality Rountable 1/25/2017
IT Roundtable 3/22/2017
Manufacturing Roundtable 11/31/2016
Manufacturing Solutions  
Retail Community Conversation 9/27/2017
Retail Solutions  
Sector Development White Paper  
Sector Map  


Paul Hanson
(425) 921-3427