So, how's the economy doing from your perspective?

The President routinely tells us how good things are.

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But are we buying it?

A recent Newsweek article would indicate that we aren't:

Almost three-quarters of Americans said they're unhappy with President Joe Biden's handling of inflation, which is now widely considered the country's top priority for voters.

A record high of 70 percent of the general public said they disapprove of Biden's response to inflation, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll.

NPR Is Onboard With Biden

NPR says the people who aren't buying it just aren't getting it, they back the President's assessment

The economy is strong but voters aren't feeling it. That's a problem for Biden

Where Does the Yakima Economy Stand

So who can sort out the truth?  The website Smart Asset took a look at Washington's economic picture:

Our study aims to identify the places across the U.S. that are receiving the most incoming investments in sectors such as business, real estate, government, and the local economy as a whole. To do this we considered three factors: business establishment growth, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth and new building permits.

Washington State has 39 Counties and the big three of King, Snohomish and Pierce do best, but Smart Asset says among the top ten best for economic development you'll find Yakima at #9

Washington's Top Ten


RankCounty, StateBusiness GrowthGDP Growth ($ in millions)New Building Permits (per 1,000 homes)GDP Growth Index
1King, WA3.7%$9,45013.273.94
2Snohomish, WA5.7%$2,58118.635.50
3Pierce, WA6.8%$2,48714.234.98
4Spokane, WA5.0%$1,80114.631.13
5Clark, WA8.3%$1,53927.529.67
6Whatcom, WA4.4%$91514.326.18
7Thurston, WA5.8%$86210.025.88
8Kitsap, WA4.4%$81011.425.59
9Yakima, WA3.8%$6496.524.69
10Benton, WA10.7%$63317.624.60

More Polls

From a US News and World Reports of two months ago, a Quinnipiac poll found that 30% of Americans label the economy as excellent or good, with 68% calling it fair or poor. That survey also found that despite record economic growth and job gains in Biden's first year, 36% approve of the president's handling of the economy and 57% disapprove of it.

The numbers show Yakima in the top ten growth counties for Washington State. you feel it ...or believe it?

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