A strong city-state partnership is critical for Washington to be a great place to live, learn, work and play.
The state is only as strong as its cities and towns. This is where the state’s economic activity occurs and where front-line services are provided.
"The Numbers Don’t Lie" is a video resource for city officials to demonstrate the important relationship between cities and the state. The video reinforces the long-standing partnership between the state and its cities.
Cities are where: • 4.5 million people live • 69% of job generating businesses are located • 70% of the state tax revenues are generated • 90% of all retail sales taxes are raised