Investing in the region

Council investments support economic development throughout the region

Council Districts Map; link to more information on Council Districts
The Council's mission is to foster efficient growth for a prosperous region

All of the Council's strategic investments and services are designed to support regional economic vitality.

From Metro Transit's bus and rail system, to wastewater treatment services, regional parks, planning and affordable housing, our work supports communities and business throughout the region, and help ensure a high quality of life for residents. 

Council Highlights 

  • 97 million rides on regional transit system in 2014

  • 14% increase in transit ridership over 10 years

  • 54 regional parks and park reserves

  • 340 miles of regional trails

  • 48.7 million park visitors a year

  • 1000 Livable Communities Act (LCA) grants awarded totaling $310 million 

  • 250 million gallons of wastewater treated every day

  • 2.7 million residents served by wastewater system

  • $53 million in federal rental assistance administered annually through Metro HRA

  • 7,000 low-income households served every month through Metro HRA

Council Investments by District

See how Council investments in transit, parks, communities, clean water, and housing benefit communities throughout the region, in our District Investment summaries (in pdf, and interactive map formats).