Jobs in Tacoma pay off beyond the dollars commuters bring home from Seattle
Friday, March 09, 2018
A reader writes in with an interesting query:
I’m trying to reconcile Tacoma as a “bedroom” community and the economic goal of being a net exporter of value (to use Jane Jacobs’ phrase).
If a Tacoma resident works in Seattle and brings her money home to buy groceries, does this grow the Tacoma economy the same as if the grocer exported products to Seattle?