The WDC plays a critical role in convening industry, education and labor leaders around industry workforce issues and finding solutions that meet business needs and get people jobs.

How Do We Choose Our Focus and Watch Sectors?  

Every two years, the WDC reviews the industry sectors in King County to determine which we should choose for our workforce development efforts and what those strategies should be. Industry leaders may also request that the WDC convene a sector panel based on workforce needs that they have identified in their industry.

Our focus sectors are: 

Our watch sectors are: 

The key criteria are: 

  • Economic size and scope

  • Job demand

  • Supply and demand alignment

  • Potential for impact

Business Services

WorkSource Seattle-King County Business Services Team connects employers with hiring solutions and provides a wide range of information and resources.

Learn more about the WorkSource Seattle-King County Business Services Team.

Sector Panels

The WDC has particular expertise in bringing together sector panels--industry-driven groups of leaders who come together to focus on workforce issues in one particular industry. Members represent major employers, industry groups, education, labor unions, economic development, service organizations, and others. Sector panels identify specific workforce issues and recommends short and long-term solutions that can be undertaken by the members.