Investing in capital projects at community and technical colleges will stimulate local
economies across Washington. Thousands of people will get to work in well-paying jobs
in the construction industry and related fields, reinvesting their earning power in
The buildings on our 2021-23 capital budget request that will be renovated or replaced
are, on average, nearly 60 years old and are in poor condition. With new investments,
communities will benefit from adaptable, healthy learning spaces where people of all
ages and backgrounds can build their skills and reboot local economies.
According to the Office of Financial Management, fully funding these priorities will
create an estimated 8,200 jobs in Washington over the next four years.