RICHLAND, Wash. – Here
are some job numbers hot off the calculator: The Tri-Cities in
southcentral Washington had 34-hundred more non-farm jobs last December
than it had in 2008. That adds up to 3-point-6 percent GROWTH -- during
one of the greatest recessions our country has ever seen. Some of the
Tri-Cities' prosperity is linked to the nearly 2-billion-dollars of
federal stimulus money pouring into Hanford Nuclear Reservation. But
experts say there is more to it than that.
Richland Correspondent Anna King explains.