The Snohomish County Blueprint Ten-Year Impact Study was commissioned to evaluate the efficacy of Blueprint Partnership efforts and products, detail the impact of the Blueprint Partnership over the past decade (2003-2013), and pave the way for continuous improvement over the next decade.

Three core segments were researched to understand the Blueprint Partnership impact from the perspectives of: 1) CEOs and Human Resources Directors, 2) partners and system providers, and 3) end-user job seekers, students. Following are the key findings by segment.

Employers Key Findings

  • Firms from industry clusters support by the Blueprint Partnership are recovering from the Great Recession and showing a need for more skilled workers.
  • Employers believe the Blueprint Partnership is helpful in developing a skilled workforce.

Partners Key Findings 

  • Firms from industry clusters support by the Blueprint Partnership are recovering from the Great Recession and showing a need for more skilled workers.
  • Employers believe the Blueprint Partnership is helpful in developing a skilled workforce. 

Students Key Findings 

  • Students are gaining skills and being awarded credentials and degrees in Blueprint industry clusters as a result of programs created through the Blueprint Partnership.
  • These students are entering industry employment and being retained and promoted.

From 2003-2013, the Snohomish County Blueprint Partnership attracted and aligned $70,371,137. Additionally, from 2003-2013, Economic Alliance Snohomish County attracted, retained, or expanded 20 firms resulting in 2,062 jobs. Further, from 2003-2013, seven school districts and Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center developed, updated, or expanded 194 programs. 

For a full report of the impact of the Blueprint Partnership since its inception, download the Snohomish County Blueprint Ten-Year Impact Study.