Northeast Washington Trends

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 2010
Year of Last Input: 2010
Last Updated: Dec 20 2012
Project Location:
Northeast Washington State
State / Province:
Lead Organization:
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis at Eastern Washington University
Type of Organization:
Educational Organization

Geographic Scope


Issue Areas

Arts and Culture, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Land Use, Population, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation


The goal of this site is to create more vibrant communities in Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens Counties of northeastern Washington, by providing easy access to current data to anyone at any time. The trends should promote more informed decision-making by individuals and organizations.
Indicators were chosen by seven focus groups consisting of a broad range of community members from local government agencies, non-profits, and businesses. Over time, the trends chosen may change, as the preferences of the residents of the three counties change.
The development and initial maintenance of the Northeast Washington Trends website has been funded by a federal appropriation from Congress.
Because this is a multi-county site, every effort has been made to portray each county separately as well as in a group. Wherever possible, the trends are graphed as an aggregate for the three counties combined, as a set showing the trends for all three on one graph, and each county separately.

Project URL

Project Contact:

Scott Richter
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington - Educational Organization
Spokane WA USA