On January 24, Mayor Franklin issued a directive on community planning and economic development. The directive realigns City resources to better achieve short- and long-term economic goals and includes a focus on developing key business corridors and districts.
"Everett is poised for prosperity. We have all of the ingredients we need to promote positive growth and create a vibrant, attractive community. I will lead the charge as we strengthen our economy, bring new jobs and job centers to Everett, and take advantage of the innovative, creative institutions that are the foundation of our city." -Mayor Cassie Franklin