Like national and world economies, a regional economy goes through long waves of
economic activity. Specifically, a region will experience a relatively lengthy period of
economic growth close to or above the national rate followed by a relatively lengthy period
of economic growth below the national rate. This research applies a regional long wave
theory of economic development to the Washington State economy to explain recent
changes in its structure and rate of growth and to predict its probably future course.
This report surveys the reemployment initiatives currently in place in about a dozen states. Since these state programs do not occur in a vacuum, also reviewed are relevant federal programs and demonstration projects, as well as selected foreign government initiatives. These initiatives tend to fall into the following categories: (1) enhanced job search assistance, (2) classroom training, (3) on-the-job training and wage subsidies, (4) relocation allowances, (5) reemployment bonuses, and (6) self-employment programs.
This is a descriptive report of hazardous materials incident management in Washington State. It is in response to a request from Senate Majority Leader, R. Ted. Bottiger.
The study includes the following:
A description of present policies and procedures for the management of materials incidents
Identification of potential gaps and overlaps in present policy; and
Identification of the major procedural issues which arise because of policy gaps or overlaps.