Commentary consists of periodic articles on important issues relevant to the Puget Sound economy.

These articles draw upon data and analysis to gain insight into the nature of the issue and its implication for the future.

Following are two articles selected from the Commentary Archive:

Federal Reserve Monetary Policy: What's Next? [December 16, 2005]
The Federal Reserve (Fed), the central bank of the United States, is responsible for setting the nation's monetary policy. Created with the ability to change the money supply and interest rates, the Fed can appreciably alter the path of the economy.

Seattle: Best Educated City [September 18, 2006]
Seattle is the best educated big city in the nation, according to rankings published by the U.S. Census Bureau.