Welcome. The goal of this website is to collect and publish relevant data on the Walla Walla Valley. Our hope is citizens will use this information to gain a better understanding of the Valley. This will enhance public debate on policy decisions made about Walla Walla's future. As the lead economic development agency for Walla Walla County, it is our pleasure to bring to you this resource.
Sincerely, your Port of Walla Walla Commissioners:
The Walla Walla Trends project seeks to improve local, public decision making by providing relevant data in an easily navigable website. The data provided on this website is offered as neutral information. We leave it up to the citizens to apply the information according to their individual value judgment.
More specifically, the goals are:
- To collect and share a broad spectrum of information to support informed decision making by individual community members, governmental policy makers, non-governmental organizations, businesses, researchers and the press.
- To benchmark Walla Walla Trends against Washington State trends or other comparable communities.
- To enable analysis of these trends.
In determining which data sets would be used, the following guidelines were followed:
- Important to large numbers of the community
- Valid measurements defined by good science and social science
- Understandable to a lay audience