CityDataPlus.com is a website designed and managed by Rob Wotton for the benefit of the SnoValley Innovation Center, a 501c3 nonprofit. The purpose is to promote community and economic development, and provide Business students in local schools and universities experiential learning.
The Snoqualmie Valley Housing Summit was a joint effort of the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce in coordination with local governments to help find solutions to one of the biggest challenges facing communities across the country: attainable, workforce, and affordable housing. The work continues through the Snoqualmie Valley Housing Task Force, an effort by over 30 local residents advocating for achievable housing solutions.
The Business Pulse Survey is an internship through the SnoValley Innovation Center in cooperation with the Pacific Lutheran University's School of Business. Results of the survey will be presented to the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce, for their ongoing advocacy work, and to the city governments of North Bend and Snoqualmie, as well as the King County Council. The survey seeks to understand the impact the COVID Pandemic had on businesses and how government can support recovery efforts.
Given the challenges for local businesses finding staff, the SnoValley Innovation Center created and hosts the SnoValleyJobs.com website. Since its inception, over 120 businesses have posted jobs reaching hundreds of local job seekers.
Dakota Dao, Umpqua Bank in North Bend, supports the efforts of the Snoqualmie Valley Housing Task Force.
Justin Wotton is a senior in Marketing at Pacific Lutheran University, and a graduate of Mount Si High School. He is the Business Pulse Survey project manager as an intern in the SnoValley Innovation Center.